It seems like every time I try to learn about this language I have errors and design flaws fighting me every step of the way. My hats off to you folks who were actually able to learn without going to school.
Anyway, I downloaded the directx sdk, opened the sample browser and downloaded the first tutorial. I attempted to compile it and got a dialog saying:
"This application has failed to start because d3d11.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem"
Where would this file be? Where should I install it if it isn't on my system?