Today over on the Building Apps for Windows Blog there is word of two programs to help new and experienced developers get into developing for the Windows Phone platform.

In the post, New Windows app development training resources now available, Larry Lieberman reveals the following developer education resources:

Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners РIf 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.

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.

Both of these training programs cost you absolutely nothing and can be accessed at the Channel 9 Jumpstart Microsoft Virtual Academy in the Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 area.