At the start of 2009 we worked with InnerWorkings to help over 7000 UK developers get access to free training in C# or VB. As there are at least 100,000 UK developers (depends who you ask), we decided to again partner with InnerWorkings to bring you free training in WPF, Silverlight and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. I am a big fan of the InnerWorkings approach which embeds a set of programming challenges into the Visual Studio IDE. Maybe not for everyone but certainly is an interesting and engaging alternative.

We have provided three distinct training programmes in both C# and Visual Basic to help you get up to speed with many of the new capabilities in Visual Studio 2008. Each programme contains between five to 12 hours free training covering:

Developing Rich Internet Applications with Microsoft Silverlight

The drills in this developer programme cover advanced techniques for using Silverlight 2 (Silverlight 3 content is on the way), Microsoft's cross-platform technology for developing rich, interactive applications on the Web. The drill activities instruct users on how to use managed code and to work with data.

New Features in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

.NET 3.5 SP1 includes a number of new features to help you build sophisticated applications in less time. This Developer Programme introduces LINQ, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data and ADO.NET Data Services.

Developing Rich User Interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides developers with a programming model for building rich Windows applications that incorporate UI, media, and documents. This developer programme introduces some important features of WPF, including fundamental controls, resources, user controls and 2-D transformations.

If you missed out the first time around, then sign up today (Sign up for any to get access to all – we just want to understand your primary interest)