Today, we're officially opening up .NET University for business!
.NET University is a way for anyone to get to a set of overview courseware for each of the 4 new technologies associated with .NET 3.0, which is at RC1 as of this post. Each lecture is 75 minutes, each lab is 30 minutes, so all content can be completed in a full day. It is not advanced content, but rather a technical overview of each new technology, with an introductory lab to help drive home the basic foundations of each technology.
.NET U serves a couple of purposes for the community at large:
I had a lot of help pulling this together, so let me say thank you to Brendon and Matt at DevCow for helping so much with the site and hosting the discussion forum, which we just kicked off today as well. Thank you to Mark Dunn of Dunn Training for the help with both courseware and website, and to Sean Gerety for all the help with the WPF lab content. And of course, my fellow DE, Joe Healy, who is going to help me run our inaugural .NET University at the upcoming Alabama Code Camp in Montgomery. Thanks all around, guys.