Microsoft is offering a "free copy" of Visual Studio 2005 Standard, an estimated retail value of $299.00. Well, it's almost free, you have to register and watch two FREE VB.NET Lab Cast. Not a bad deal: You can learn something and get a free copy of Visual Studio at the same time.
Here are some of the lab cast subjects:
Learn how to
- Modernize and simplify installation of Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- Add new data-bound forms to Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- Introduce simple background threading to Visual Basic 6.0 applications
- View and edit SQL Server™ data
- Create data-centric Web applications with your Visual Basic desktop development skill
- Keep Microsoft Word documents in sync with your database
Oh, and don't forget to submit your evaluation form. That's how they count the # that you've seen.
It's a limited time offer, so get it while you can.
Here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/business/vb2005upgrade/default.mspx