For those of you who are programming or looking to get into developing for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft will be hosting a series of four online, live and completely free sessions on writing programs for the new OS.

Starting next Tuesday, the events look to be a great way to get a foot in the door if you're a beginner or to learn some new tricks if you're more advanced.  All you need to do is register and watch it from your computer--sounds easy enough.

Windows Phone 7 Jump Start: Session One – Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight

Join us on July 20 2010 at 8.00 am PDT for an three-hour Office Live Meeting broadcast.

Windows Phone 7 promises to be an amazing mobile phone operating system given its innovative user interface and functionality, as well as its great development platform upon which you can quickly and easily build games and applications.

This course is organized into four virtual instructor-led sessions that are of 3-hour duration. They will be presented by forthcoming MS Press authors and MVP’s, Andy Wigley and Rob Miles. It will provide developers a jump start for developing Windows Phone 7 applications. Labs will be completed offline with office hour access to the instructors.

This session is the first of 4 sessions. Please register for all 4 in order to complete this training.

July 20th
Session Two: Programming Game Applications with XNA

July 22nd
Session Three: Programming Applications with Silverlight
Session Four: Review and Wrap Up

Seems like a fun time and you can't beat the price. Go here for more info and to register!

[Via E's PhoneBlog; Thanks, Jonne]