Ladies and Gentlemen - Mark your calendars for a full day, heads down, knee deep, involving talk on ADO.NET 2.0. In other words, this'd be the quickest way to get jump started on the one most important part of the .NET framework - "Data Access".
Don't wait, register now - https://www.itenlightenment.com/adodotnet072106.php
If you have attended any of my previous talks, you know it will be fun, corny (well atleast it will be fun), and downright practical dealing with real issues.
And truthfully, the price ain't bad either.