For reference, here are a collection of links to Windows Phone 8 development documentation and training materials.
Absolute Beginners: http://wpdev.ms/beginvids
Jump Start: http://aka.ms/wp8js
Design boot camp: http://aka.ms/wp8designbootcamp
Training Kit: http://aka.ms/wp8hol
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