> For starting from scratch now to learn the system and build all new courses, it seems to me that one should start with 2.0.
> I have started work at mdl2.com and things are going pretty well.
> In taking a quick look at sandboxes set up with previous versions versus the new version, my preference is for the new version.
As for the general questions here is some sound advice http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=164844&parent=722548
> My concern is where I will go to put the courses into production. Many of the moodle hosting sites state they are months away from being able to move to 2.0.
In my view the statistical average of V2.0 hosting over V1.9 won't going to help you as you need only one hosting. Still, if it is a consolation, the current run for V2.0 hat an influence of that proportion.
> I have so much course preparation work to do that I would like to avoid having to figure out a complete install myself as I come from .net and IIS (which is what I have installed on my developement machines.)
Wellcome to the world of GPL!
> Has anyone suggestions for good hosting sites that have 2.0 ready now, or will have it ready shortly?
Sorry I can't help you there since I have the luxury of dedicated servers, on Linux BTW.
Comparisons and advocacy
Shouldn't a brand new user start with 2.0? Where?
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