While you can browse sessions by tag on the Channel 9 PDC2008 page, here's a simple list of all keynotes and sessions by code and title. Clicking the keynote or session title will take you directly to the corresponding page on Channel 9 where you can stream and download each video. If available, I've included a link to the PowerPoint presentation, any sample code that the speaker has provided, and the proceeding document. To open PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) files with older versions of Office, install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1).
Any chance that the pre-conference Microsoft .NET Framework Data Access from A to Z video will be posted?
The Full List of PDC2008 Sessions
Sorry, Mike, but while the list is good, and is appreciated, has anyone actually thought through how this will be used, in particular the names of the files?
Take TL27 as an example. If I follow the links and download this (as TL27.wmv), and a week later find the time to watch some PDC videos, how in the world am I going to decide (from the session ID alone) that this is the next one I want to watch?
So what I have to do is to copy the session title to the clipboard and paste it into the File Save dialog. It's a nuisance. And wastes my time.
But wait, there's more. So what I wind up with is a dialog with <TL27 - "Oslo": The Language.wmv> (I like to put the " - " in, since "TL27" isn't really part of the session title). But of course, double quotes aren't valid in filenames. So I have to edit this to <TL27 - 'Oslo': The Language.wmv>.
Except that we're still not done. Most of the bloody sessions have colons in their names. So yet another step to fix this to <TL27 - 'Oslo' -- The Language.wmv>. Finally!
If I have to do this once, it's a minor nuisance. But I've had to do this literally over 100 times (with more to come).
Would it be too much to ask that the filenames actually be in a ***useful*** format? With session names and no special characters?!?
P.S. Ditto for .pptx and .zip (code) files.
Thanks for posting all in one place!
A thing the PDC crew should have done in the first place.
Back to business then. I found this link to PPT decks and videos at the 2008 PDC. I'd recommend you
I believe it is worth you looking at "How to download PDC Sessions using DownThemAll! Firefox addon" (http://weblogs.asp.net/guerchele/archive/2008/10/29/how-to-download-pdc-sessions-using-downthemall-firefox-addon.aspx)
Irrespective if you attended PDC or not and want to get your hands on the ppt’s and/or video of each
Here is wellorganized list of all keynotes and sessions by code and title.... http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson
For people who want to donwload the videos and still want the other descriptive content, check out http://www.codeplex.com/pdcdownloader and also my blog at http://www.dotnetindia.com
Here's the complete list of sessions from PDC and my personal favorites. You can find all the recordings
Thanks for the links: BB01 | A Lap Around the Azure Services Platform (John Shewchuk)