The popular site TheServerSide.NET mantains an online research library where you can find the white papers, case studies, webcasts, and product information to help you expand your knowledge of .NET and other relevant technologies:
I found the information useful, although with some commercial biases: white papers are sponsored. But it works: if you are researching about Enterprise Service Bus, you will find papers about real products implementing ESB features. The white papers are not limited to .NET, there are a lot about Java, and others are technology agnostics.
You can see the Daily Top 50 Reports at most popular IT reports and pulse what is the “hot” topic in the community. SOA is one of the most popular subjects.
It’s amazing how the web and Internet changed the world of information, during the last decade. Now, the research and marketing of technological products is online, and reach the planet.
It’s a new brave world.
Angel “Java” Lopez