My employer has started making investment into SharePoint 2010, however that investment falls short when it comes to actually training staff! I'm a developer at the moment, but I'm unsure whether I'd like to look at administration or development, it would be good to learn a bit about all of it. Yes I know it's a beast!
So I would like to find out how it is possible to learn more about SharePoint 2010 at home. Obviously the list of software required to use enterprise functionality is quite a lot. I imagine an MSDN license would take care of it, but that is a very significant outlay for an individual.
Failing the MSDN license, another alternative be using proper Windows Server 2008 license, a SQL Server developer license (which is affordable), but then there is the still the SharePoint License, Office Licenses too etc.
Failing that there are the 120/180 day evaluation licensed downloads, but I imagine that would start to be become a problem?
Anyway I hope you get the picture from that.
So what is the most affordable way for me to do this?