I came across a bunch of smart client links today, perhaps these will be of interest to some of you.
Beta versions of smart client patterns and practicies guide, including suggested usage of the Offline Application Block
The just-released Smart Client Developer Center on MSDN
Some marketing-speak about business value of smart clients
I know “smart client“ is a contenious term, so here's how the MSDN dev center describes what smart client is all about: