What is .NET RIA Services?
Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. The RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.
Where can I download .NET RIA Services from?
The installer can be found here or at http://silverlight.net/getstarted/silverlight3/default.aspx.
The basic walkthrough here
You will need the following pre-requisites to install .NET RIA Services:-
2. Silverlight 3 beta ( Runtime,SDK and Tools)
Mix 09 Video – .NET RIA Services – Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET – Nikhil Kothari
And Brad Abrams;