Pluralsight is a premier developer training company that has an excellent library of “on-demand” courses that cover topics like ASP.NET, BizTalk Server, SharePoint, Silverlight, SQL Server, WCF, Windows Azure and more. Late last year, Matt Milner reached out and asked if I’d like to teach some courses for them, and because I have trouble saying “no” to interesting things, I jumped at the chance.
The first course that we agreed on was one that explained the scenarios and techniques for integrating BizTalk Server 2010 with Windows Azure AppFabric. The course is about an hour and a half long, and looks at why you’d integrate these technologies, how to send and receive messages back and forth. You can now find the course, Integrating BizTalk Server with Windows Azure AppFabric, online.
If you are a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight gives you *free* access to the online course library. I’ve used this content many times in the past to quickly get up to speed on topics that I need to get smarter on. If you aren’t an MVP, don’t fret as the subscription costs are pretty darn affordable.
There are a few more courses that I’d like to teach, so keep an eye out for those in 2011. If you have any suggested content, I’m open to ideas as well.
Good job! You right about costs. I am presenting a business case to my managers soon, where combination of selfstudy with materials of Pluralsight are best cost effective manner of training compared to more standard training at a training center. Latter comes with higher cost as professionals have attend the traing and have to take time off at their clients.