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PowerShell to watch TechEd 2011 sessions

MS TechED session viewer

Now that TechED North America is done, all the sessions are now available for offline viewing at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/RSS/. There were some great PowerShell sessions by Windows PowerShell team and MVPs. So, I quickly pulled this WPK script to display a simple UI to browse through the list and watch the session. Here is the code behind it:

Import-Module wpk

I did not spend lot of time working on this. I could have added a play/pause/stop buttons as well. And, probably a few buttons to download the slides and PPT. 🙂 I added category dropdown at the top so that you can filter the videos by the category you’d like to watch.

This one uses WPK module present in Windows 7 PowerShellPack.



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Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.

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    The link to channel 9 is not correct. 

    Thanks for the rest!

  • Out of curiosity, how would you change this to play from the previously downloaded wmv files? I’ve added a .link to the session but am struggling to get the player to use the filename (which would end up being ./WPH307.wmv)

  • haven’t tried that yet. will do some work on that and post an update here.

  • I am working on this with ShowUI module. I will post an update soon.