Hi. I'm Russell Jones, formerly Executive Editor at DevX.com. It's good to be at O'Reilly. As many of you already know, O'Reilly has entered into an agreement with Microsoft under which O'Reilly will publish Microsoft Press books. I'll be working to publish developer-focused titles.
To that end, I'll use this blog not only to share my thoughts with the community, but also to use the power of the community to help make new developer books as good as they can possibly be.
At this point, I'm looking for information about the rapidly name-changing project Astoria, aka ADO.NET Data Services Framework, now WCF Data Services. If you're an expert in this technology, or if you know someone who is, I'd like to start a conversation. You can reach me here.