So, I heard somewhere that Microsoft intends to phase out XNA in favour of using the DirectX method. I've always wanted to learn, but all I ever did in XNA was simple 2D games. I was wondering if there's any good tutorials out there for people migrating from XNA...thanks in advanced!
Unless you feel constrained by XNA 4.0 capabilities there is no really reason to switch from it to DirectX. At least you can try MonoGame which is actually recommended by MS employee (that can be a fake account of course, but I see no reasons to doubt it). The migration to MonoGame is pretty straightforward.
If you are making simple games there is no really need for pure DirectX. You also can be overwhelmed by technical details required for it.
I found this tutorial that perhaps is going to be useful for you. Is about starting Managed DirectX applications and 2D, (you'll finde code there also). Hoping it helps.
Although this site is extremely ugly the tutorials are really in helpful and easy to follow. Rastertek