Semester 1 is about to end in Australia - which probably means plenty of you will be flat out marking assignments and planning classes for next semester. Microsoft's Faculty Connection is a site that operates (in conjunction with MSDNAA) to do exactly that - helps plan your classes for the coming semester. 

The site is a central repository of materials and resources produced both internally by Microsoft and externally by other universities to aid teaching of computing and technology related subjects. It includes access to royalty free labs, tutorials, lecture notes, assignments (and sample solutions) etc. The content is yours to use as you see fit, and subject matter is not just restricted to Microsoft products - a large proportion of materials dedicated to general ICT concepts and theory such as security, industry trends, testing etc.

You can check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/default.aspx

- Nick <t-nice@microsoft.com>