So to any body out there who is listening / reading.
Microsoft has been doing some pretty interesting things in the open source world , electronics and Window IOT. So much so that it prompted me to download Visual Studio Code onto my Linux box. I also went ahead and gave Visual Studio Community Edition a try on my Windows box. Upon installation and registering for Microsoft dev essentials I was excited to see that Microsoft rewarded me with a 6 month free subscription to Pluralsight.
All you have to do is download the latest VS 2015 and register on their site. Like the next red blooded South African geek I love me some free stuff… so thanks Microsoft.