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Go here to read about a series of webcasts on Visual Basic 2005.
4/05/2006 9:00 AM Pacific - New Language Features in Visual Basic 20054/12/2006 9:00 AM Pacific - Data Access with Visual Basic 20054/19/2006 9:00 AM Pacific - RAD for the Visual Basic 2005 Developer4/26/2006 9:00 AM Pacific - Deploying Visual Basic 2005 Applications Using ClickOnce
Interesting article in The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog this week. There is a company that is setting up office parks near small American colleges to compete for jobs that might otherwise go to India and other places. These companies can also work with these colleges to make sure that the education needs of hiring companies are met.
Moves like this can cut costs while at the same time benifit companies that want to hire American (and American trained) talent. Small college towns offer a lot to people that contribute to a great quality of life. This seems like an idea with potential.