I received some information about some new offerings from Microsoft learning last week and thought they would be worth sharing with others. If you are looking to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 now or in the near future these resources may help you jump start your learning.
Free Visual Studio 2008 e-book
If you want a book to get up to speed quickly on Visual Studio 2008 this free e-book may be a good start for you. There are also some special training offers there.
Find Classroom Training on Visual Studio 2008
There is a new one day training course being offered at training centers all over the county. This course teaches new development features available in Visual Studio 2008. Read about the course and find local training near you here.
Visual Studio 2008 Free E-Learning for Visual Studio 2008
There is a new free online course, "Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions", for people who want to incorporate ASP.NET and AJAX.
Is the URL for the e-book right?
I was so sure I'd tested all the links but either I missed that one or it moved. In either case it should be fixed now. Sorry about that.
There is also a joint launch event featuring all three 2008 releases (Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Server). You can attend the launch event in your nearest city to learn more as well as pick up a promotional copy of all three 2008 programs.
Nico del Castillo
Microsoft Grassroots Manager