Updated version of WCF Ria Services (formerly .NET Ria Services) Available
Yesterday Microsoft published the Visual Studio 2008 and the Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 versions of WCF RIA Services.
Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. 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.
You can find all the information here:- http://Silverlight.net/riaservices