Yes, it’s true if you live in Canada – I don’t know if there are similar deals in other countries. You or your company must be a Microsoft Partner or higher (it’s easy to join and is free for the bottom level). What are you waiting for? Watch some video, get training, and get swag! You’ll have to do some training anyways – might as well get something for it!

Here’s what you do:

1) Register here between November 9th 2009 – December 31st, 2009;

2) Complete and rate all four of these courses:
Internet Explorer 8 for Developers: Developer Tools;
Internet Explorer 8 for Developers: Accelerators;
Internet Explorer 8 for Developers: Web Slices;
Internet Explorer 8 for Developers: AJAX Development with IE8;

3) Additionally, complete and rate any four of the following courses for a full copy of Expression Studio 3:

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 R2: Introduction to New Features
Business Intelligence: Moving your AS/400 applications to Windows
Windows Server: Moving Your Open Source Applications to Windows
Any from the Windows Server 2008 Developer Web Seminar Series
Any from the Windows Server 2008 Fundamentals Web Seminar Series
Any from Windows Server 2008 Technical Drill Down Web Seminar
Any from Windows Server 2008 (7 parts)

SQL Server

SQL: Moving your MySQL Application to Microsoft SQL Server
Any from SQL Server 2008 R2 Series
Any from SQL Server 2008 Developer Fundamentals
Any from Essential SQL Server 2008 for Developers
Any from Building Your Business on Microsoft: SQL Server 2008
Any from MySQL/SQL Server 2008 Web Seminar Series
Any from SQL Server 2008 Training for ISV Developers
Any from PHP On Windows Series

Expression

Selling Expression Studio – Winning with Designers & Developers (60 minutes)
Any from Microsoft Expression Web Essential Web Seminar Series
Any from Microsoft Expression for Designers
Any from Microsoft Web Solution Series

Sharepoint

Designing, Developing & Deploying Windows on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as a Development Platform
Silverlight & SharePoint: Rich Internet Applications
SharePoint: A Developer Introduction – Workflow C#
.NET, SharePoint and SQL Server: Deliver Innovative Applications by Leveraging the Latest Microsoft Technologies
Any from Building Custom Office Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Systems

Silverlight

The ISV Developer Community Presents: Composite Rich Internet Applications
Any from Microsoft Silverlight 3 Series
Any from XAMLfest Online
Any from Microsoft Web Solutions Series