Julie Lerman posted some news from DevConnections and Mike Flasko (PM at Astoria, err ADO.NET Data Services team):
- The official name is ADO.NET Data Services
- Pure XML won't be supported nor Web3S. Supported formats will JSON and ATOM.
- LINQ to Astoria :)
there are few more points in original post too. It seems ADO.NET Data Services is close to production.
Here are some posts I wrote about working with Astoria