Finally it’s real live production bits to play with!!
In addition to finally using real bits, key to this release are the finalization of response formats (XML by way of ATOM and JSON), security, an AJAX client, querying with LINQ when you are using one of the clients. THere’s a lot more.
Mike Flasko published 4 blog posts on the Astoria Team weblog yesterday:Viewing Data Services Responses Using Atom Serialization in Internet Explorer