We all struggle to stay up to date on new Microsoft technologies. To that point, I wanted to share an excellent resource I found today for learning ADO.Net Data Services quickly. These recordings are from Mike Taulty in the UK. He's also got several other great videos on his blog.

ADO.NET Data Services - Surfacing Data
ADO.NET Data Services - Querying with URI's
ADO.NET Data Services - A Basic .NET Client
ADO.NET Data Services - A Basic AJAX Client
ADO.NET Data Services - A Basic Silverlight Client
ADO.NET Data Services - Querying with LINQ
ADO.NET Data Services - Query Interceptors
ADO.NET Data Services - Service Operations

A few points are slightly outdated, like the fact that data services will now ship with .Net 3.5 SP1. But each session is very informative and to the point. They run about 15 minutes each, so you can become quite knowledgeable in around 2 hours.