The microsoft class was actually fun!
It turned out to be a .NET class, not an XML one. Though, some XML will be included in it tomorrow.
The instructor is simply hilarious. He kept speaking in every imaginable accent and was cracking jokes every minute, literally. At times, I found myself wishing he'd stop so that we could actually learn something. But i think that's unnecessary. He was/is a really great instructor and we (most of the class.. the people who understood what he was talking about) learned a great deal about .NET.
Tomorrow we get a different guy. Not sure if it's a good or a bad thing. I generally like variety, but when it's a two day thing... Well, you still want variety; you just wish for it to last longer :)