I've just noticed this software and can't believe I've not come across it until now:
At a high level, it's a visual simulation platform that brings immersive games based technology to learning and training. It's multi user, Internet and VoIP ready too with fast accurate real-time information feeds. Have a run through of the video, you might want to mute your speakers first.
Microsoft ESP is built on top of the Microsoft Flight Simulator product, but with new licensing agreements to allow third-parties to legally sell end-user solutions.
We're developing such solutionn for higher education, so if you're interested get in touch :)
Dr Kenji Takeda
Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing,
School of Engineering Sciences,
University of Southampton
ktakeda <at> southampton.ac.uk
This new platform is built on the Microsoft Flight Simulator product, but is aimed at enterprise users, including HE. I believe it is available on MSDNAA.
We're developing a lot on ESP at Southampton, so do get in touch if you're interested. ktakeda <at> southampton.ac.uk
We'll be at the HPC user group meeting too!
Dr Kenji Takeda,
Microsoft Institute for HPC,
Univeresity of Southampton