Service Oriented Architecture

If you are into this SOA thing that is so popular lately, you might be interested in reading these two very interesting documents provided by Microsoft:

Readings in Service Orientation

SOA in the Real World (chapter 2 with non-black images on pg 26 and 27 is here)

Another nice presentation on SOA used by David Chappell during an event held 2 years ago in Milan can be downloaded here.