**This free training has expired. There are still some great resources on http://www.microsoftlearning.com, so check it out nonetheless! **
To be completely fair, I totally recycled this from my good friend Dave Bost's blog: http://davebost.com/blog/archive/2007/03/20/Free-Developer-E_2D00_Learning-Courses-Available.aspx
As part of the evangelism team, and an advocate for developers tools, I am helping to spread the word to our development community about access to the free resources and training materials. For a short time only (April 15th to be exact) you have the opportunity to register to receive up to 4 of our best developer focused training modules found at http://www.microsoftlearning.com. Sadly, nothing exists yet for Visual Studio Team System or Team Foundation Server (and we are working on this), but lots of other cool topics are covered.
Here are the steps to take advantage of this great opportunity…
2.) Input your access code: (The code is case sensitive)
3.) ACCESS CODE: 6841-USDPEMW-5316
4.) You will be prompted to sign-in using a valid Microsoft Passport ID. If you already have a profile on microsoft.com, use that Passport ID. If you do not have a Passport ID click “Register” to create one.
5.) From the “Thank You” page, click on My Learning to see the list of available courses.
6.) For E-Learning, click on a course title to launch the offering.
a. You will then be presented with a description tab and a content tab. Read all the course requirements and description.
b. Please note: Review the “system requirements” tab to be sure your computer is properly configured to access virtual labs.
c. From the “Content Tab”, click on a lesson to begin training.
7.) When you return to the site, please click on the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mylearning and sign in using your Microsoft Passport ID. Then click on “My Learning” to access content and continue your learning path.
The courses available include the following…
Upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0
Collection 2562: Getting Started with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 for Visual Basic® 6.0 Developers
.NET Framework 2.0