Webcast, video cast, white papers, resource links, there are plenty of all of these scattered throughout the web.  Finding them and having them available when and where you need them can be a challenge.  Searching, missing plugins, and a requirement to be online all pose challenges to access the information we want when we want it.  There is help via a beta tool called the Microsoft Desktop Player.

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The Microsoft Desktop Player is all about giving you the resources you need, when you need them.  There is information for both IT professionals and developers covering .NET, Exchange Server, Windows 7, Visual Studio, Server 2008 and more.  The information is easily searchable and split into four categories, webcast, podcast, whitepaper, resources, and combines all the information allowing you to download it for offline viewing and storing content in your own local library.

You also have the ability to localize the player to give you updates on local events happening in your area.  I downloaded this the other day and have been using it to get caught up on Office, SharePoint and Visual Studio.

Grab it here and let me know what you think!