Have you ever felt you could use a simple structured introduction to some of the basics of Microsoft's software? If so, this might just fit the bill. The Microsoft Insider Learning Center is offering free online, self-paced training on Microsoft's most popular software programs and Web technologies.
There is a rotating selection of free courses. The subjects currently offered are Windows Millennium Edition, Internet Explorer 5.5: Introduction, Word 2000: Level 1, and Excel 2000: worksheet.
For an annual fee of $49.95 you can step up to "Insider Basic," for anytime, total access to the interactive, self-study library of introductory courses. This includes Microsoft applications such as Money and Works, as well as introductions to Microsoft Office and more.
Experienced users may choose the "Insider Deluxe" package at an annual fee of $149.95 which gives access to all the courses and features of Insider Basic, PLUS dozens of advanced courses. Insider Deluxe also offers instructor-led courses and covers applications like Project, Access, FrontPage, and dozens more plus hardware topics such as Build your own PC.