Today I want to share a website I cam across in September 2006 at the start of my degree when I was looking to develop my Microsoft development skills. I downloaded the free Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx with the goal of developing my programming abilities and broadening my skill base. Along side these express editions Microsoft provided Video's from a gentleman by the name of Bob Tabor, a Microsoft MVP, who was comissioned by Microsoft to provide a beginner to programming in .Net video series for newcomers to the platform and programming in general.
Needless to say the opportunity for free training had to be jumped at and I downloaded the VB.NET series to begin learning. Within a week I had worked my way through the development of an RSS Reader application with the help of Bob's videos and I was eager to learn more!
Learn Visual Studio .Net had a collection of well over 500 video's providing guidance and tuition and the liftetime subscription cost $199.00. This was a lot cheaper than any Microsoft Training I could have accessed in the U.K. and I felt that I would be of great benefit to me. I managed to talk to my employer and get them to agree to cover the cost as it was personal development. Within a few minutes of joining up I was downloading tutorial videos on technologies I had never thought I would have had the opportunity to develop in such as ASP.Net, ATLAS and C# 2.0.
If you are considering learning to develop in the .Net Framework or have ever been interested in taking it up I cannot recommend highly enough the free videos of LearnVisualStudio.Net. If you enjoy them as much as I have and want to develop more take Bob up on his rediculously cheap lifetime subsciption, you wont find training like it for anywhere near the money.
FREE video tutorial - LearnVisualStudio.NETOver 500 easy to understand, .NET video tutorials.