These slides is a must see item, really. They describe most of the goodies discussed on Channel 9 for a long time like:
- Application of PLINQ (more functional expressions!)
- Task definition, scheduling, stealing and exception handling
- Tool support
Erik Meijer shows how observable collections can help to unify handling of the event driven UI with async calls to services. And how this uniformity can help with the cloud based application architecture. Duality and monads as base for RX can be found discussed in video by Erik and Brian Beckman. More functional world implementation in the imperative space :-)
Completely on the side, this time tool from Microsoft Live Labs. It is an intelligent Coolris on steroids. With my business intelligence background I can say it is another must see analytic app (called Pivot), which helps to explore data visually with a true WOW factor.