With over 60 references to a multitude of webcasts, guidance and virtual hands on labs, it is hoped that you have a better idea of how much material is out there. These references have been reduced from approximately 500 source documents. In the pages of the preparation document we have covered many of the software engineering topics, with the virtual labs, the student does not have to load anything on their Windows 2000/XP/Vista (except for a small active X control one time) and they can work with virtual software that running on actual PCs in a server farm, and the configuration of the lab is always the same at the beginning of the lab. The students will be using the latest software in the virtual labs.
The Webcasts capture the best knowledge that Microsoft offers, the student can repeat the webcasts as many times as they need.
Finally, if the students want to experience the software, you as a professor should have access to the Microsoft Development Network, Academic Alliance, which offers each student full versions of the Microsoft software. The students can keep the software for as long as they want, most of the products are not trial versions, but rather full versions of most of the software that Microsoft offers.
Please keep an eye for my next series of blogs on how to use XNA 2.0 with VSTS and TFS