We just demoed the VB Express SKU. Pretty cool. A very inexpensive SKU that is geared towards those wanting to learn VB. Comes with sample applications that you can use and modify. The demo showed a DVD tracking app that used web services to communicate with Amazon for its info. They used MSDN search to find a code snippet to make an image on the form your desktop background. They found it on http://www.vbcity.com and pasted it into the code. Since it included XML Doc comments - full intellisense was available as well.
They ended by adding a DirectX3D module and code. Awesome stuff.
Check out this entry by Paul Yuknewicz.The Express MSDN center is here.