Pluralsight Launches New .NET Training Content and Subscriptions
- By Terrence Dorsey
Pluralsight announced several new features to their On Demand! .NET developer training library at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2009. These include new training content, improved navigation of training offerings, and a flexible subscription plans for customers.
The Pluralsight team increased the amount of content in the On Demand! library to 20 courses, increasing the offerings by almost 300 percent. New content includes courses on iPhone ASP.NET development, SharePoint services, Silverlight 3, BizTalk 2009 and Managed Services Engine (MSE). There are also new how-to offerings and beginner tutorials in addition to Pluralsight’s advanced development training.
Finding what you need among these new courses is simplified by some new features of the Pluralsight Web site, specifically the ability to search courses by technology or author via the search toolbar. In addition, downloadable videos are available in formats optimized for Zune and iPhone. Subscribers also have access to course slides, demo projects, and hands-on labs.
Access to On Demand! training is now available through three subscription offerings. The Standard subscription allows access to how-tos, tutorials and course videos online and is available for $99 per month or $499 per year.
A Professional subscription ($999 per year) adds the ability to download videos for Zune and iPhone. And the Premium subscription ($1499 per year) gives developers access to the hands-on labs and weekly Office Hours, where developers can ask questions about webcasts, On Demand! courses, labs, or even their own projects.
For those who want to peruse the content before committing to a subscription there’s also a free guest pass available.
For additional information on the subscription plans and course offerings visit http://www.pluralsight.com. To get up-to-the-minute updates on new course offerings and other Pluralsight news, you can follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pluralsight
Terrence Dorsey is a technical writer, editor and content strategist specializing in technology and software development. Over the last 25-plus years he has worked on developer-focused projects at ESPN, The Code Project, and Microsoft. Read his blog at http://terrencedorsey.com or follow @tpdorsey on Twitter.