I have recently uploaded my WSCompression library which compresses web service/SOAP calls. It contains full source code, examples and VS.NET project file. No licencing mumbo jumbo so you can do as you will. Reason I uploaded it, is I mentioned it on the ASPAdvice email lists a little while ago and it generated quite a bit more interest than I had anticipated. So for all those interested, you can grab this library here. To use, just apply the [WSCompression(CompressionLevels.High)] attribute on both web service client/proxy and the service itself, and you are away.
Hope this hasn't already been blogged about (I've been out of the loop for a bit), but the “Improving .Net Application Performance and Scalability” document has recently been released in tis Beta 2 form. Its an excellent piece of work from the patterns and practices team and I encourage you to contribute to its development.
Saw a post from Cameron Reilly about why modding Xbox hurts everyone and it made me think about my own Xbox woes. Not that too many people care, but I thought I'd whinge about it anyway.