I wrote an article for .NET newbies for DevSource called Getting Started with .NET Programming. It goes over the basic “what is .NET” question, then how to get your hands on the dev tools and then lists gobs of resources. It’s short and sweet.
If you know anyone who is asking these questions, feel free to send them over that-a-way.
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