Here are some book recommendations if you want to do some reading up.
Effective REST Services via .NETBy Kenn Scribner & Scott Seely
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Documentation in the MSDN Library
How-Do-I? videos and videos on
Extensive online courses available on demand.
On-demand and live webcasts from Microsoft Learning.
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