This looks like a great series.  For those wondering about the “.NET World”, this should be a great introduction.  …and it’s a webcast – dial in, sit back, and enjoy… 

A series of 15 webcasts & lab exercises for the VB6 programmer... (see the full list here)

MSDN Webcast: Program Execution in the 21st Century - Level 200
2/3/2004 1:00 PM - 2/3/2004 2:30 PM Live Meeting Webcast

This is the first webcast in the 15 part series “Modern Software Development in .NET Using Visual Basic”.

Developers shouldn’t miss this opportunity to examine the following topics with renowned author Joe Hummel, PhD: Virtual machines, sandboxes, garbage collection; Class libraries; Execution in .NET: CLR, FCL, JIT compilation, GAC; Quick discussion of application designs: monolithic vs. component-based

Presenter: Joe Hummel, PhD. DevelopMentor instructor and course author, DevelopMentor