I was at a monthly .NET usergroup meeting yesterday. Larry Clarkin (http://larryclarkin.com/) was there, and he was kind enough to give out quite a few copies of Visual Studio 2008. I was one of the ones who needed a copy. Never had the justification to buy it personally. Actually I am using 2005 at work…
Microsoft has a great site with video tutorials here. They cover various aspects of visual web developer in VB and C#. They can’t cover topics in too much detail, but more then enough to be worth while. Plus they are free….