As of June 3, faculty can take these free* skills assessments and e-Learning products to prepare their skills for the upcoming product releases.
* Microsoft E-Learning for Visual Studio 2005 is free until November 8, 2005. Microsoft E-Learning for SQL Server 2005 is free until November 1, 2006. Internet connection time charges may apply.E-Learning products represent a total of 62 hours of in-depth online training on the newest features of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with hands-on virtual labs and offline functionality. By taking a skills assessment, individuals obtain a personalized learning plan to help them understand if they are ready to implement specific business solutions. Personalized learning plans include Microsoft Official Curriculum courses, Official Microsoft E-Learning Courses, Microsoft Press books, and other technical resources that will help them with their preparation.· Visual Studio 2005 Learning Resources: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/learning
· SQL Server 2005 Learning Resources: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sql/learning/
Visual Studio 2005Clinic 2551: Introduction to Visual Studio Team SystemCourse 2924: Building Data Components in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Course 2925: Building Managed Code for SQL Server 2005 and Creating SOA Applications with Visual Studio 2005 Course 2928: Implementing Data Access and Security in an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application
SQL Server 2005
Course 2936: Installing and Securing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005Course 2937: Administering and Monitoring Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Course 2938: Data Availability Features in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Course 2939: Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Course 2940: Building Services and Notifications Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Course 2941: Creating the Data Access Tier Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Course 2944: Updating Your Reporting Skills to Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services
Visual Studio 2005AS27A: What's New in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005AS27B What's New in ASP.NET 2.0
SQL Server 2005AS22A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database AdministratorsAS23A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Database Developers AS24 A: Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 for Business Intelligence Developers