Silverlight contains many of the tools you need in order to consume data and support Web services and XML. But to enable full data connectivity, you must map your data operations to Web service methods.

In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Shawn Wildermuth demonstrates how ADO.NET Data Services and LINQ simplify support for data operations in your Silverlight apps.

You can browse the sample code online, and check out the MSDN Magazine archives for more about ADO.NET.