We posted pre-alpha release of three chapters for your review at our GOTDOTNET (http://www.gotdotnet.com/community/workspaces/viewuploads.aspx?id=60dd1bb9-0d1e-45e0-975a-a7f398697344) site.

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 4 - Offline
Chapter 6 - Multithreading

The INTRODUCTION chapter gives an overview to Smart client, compares with other client types and presents the scope of the guide. This guide is focused on the architectural challenges and solutions for WinFORM smart client application (Out-of-scope for this release are 'MS Office System' and '.NET Compact Framework for mobile devices')

To get an overview about the guide structure, please see the table of content breakdown in "SCAG Topic Breakdown.xls" (included in the zip file). Some of the topics listed in the .XLS might get pushed to next release.

This is a great opportunity to provide input into this guide. Please send your feedback to [betascag AT microsoft.com] or post your feedback to our message board.