The Visual Basic team has put together a "Live from Redmond" webcast series aimed at the next version of Visual Basic and Visual Studio code named "Orcas". The live series starts April 18th and will continue to the end of May.

It looks like the focus of the series will be on LINQ with some additional webcasts on offline data caching, building Service-Oriented Applications, and building N-Tier Applications.

Head over to the Visual Basic Team blog for the schedule and mark your calendars!