We’ve recently released a couple of outstanding new resources for those looking to build apps for Windows, so I wanted to make sure you have all the latest information so you can get started. Here are the details:

Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners

If you are brand new to software development, welcome! The Channel 9 Absolute Beginner series is designed to provide you all the basic information you need to deliver compelling apps for Windows Phone.

In this 10+ hour series, we walk you through all the fundamental building blocks of a Windows Phone app, and get you to the stage of producing several apps worthy of publication in the Windows Phone Store.

While this training’s style and pace are definitely targeted at the beginner, here are a few things to note:

Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 Jumpstart

While this training is driven from the perspective of developers who are targeting Windows Phone first, all of this material is delivered with an eye towards building universal Windows apps that can be targeted for delivery on Windows tablets, laptops and PCs as well.

This is a 16 hour, 23 module set of training resources, designed to provide current developers everything needed to build apps leveraging all of the most important developer scenarios on Windows Phone.

You can find this training at Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 | Channel 9, (and all of the demos from the course are at http://aka.ms/wp81jsdemos).
Source: New Windows app development training resources now available