Here are some of the blogs I mentioned with cool samples, tutorials on Managed DX...
http://staff.develop.com/candera/weblog2/articleview.aspx/DirectX/Direct3D is Craig Andera's Blog
http://geekswithblogs.net/jolson/archive/2004/02/16/2174.aspx is Jason Olson’s Blog
Shock The Dark Mage has a great tutorial at http://www.codeproject.com
Let me know if anyone has other great links... I'm waiting for my book to arrive, Chapters says it has shipped...