You want to start writing a piece of software but you are an absolute beginner, what do you do?

Check out this site on MSDN:

Choose between web development and windows development and get started reading and of course also writing code! An overview of the learning paths can be found here:

And you just got to check out the kids corner, for yourself or for your little Einstein Kid.

I think I'm going to refresh my javascript and CSS skills, the web deserves it :-)