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PDC 09 Sessions

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on December 19, 2009


PDC 09 is unique workshop which provided first opportunity to learn about the future of the Microsoft developer platform from the people that make it happen. PDC content covers a range of Microsoft products, services and technologies with topics that focus on clients, services, servers, developers tools, developer frameworks, programming languages, and much more

PDC speakers are often the people at Microsoft that are actually building the products and services being discussed in the sessions. PDC09 attendees had a unique opportunity not only to hear from those who are building Microsoft products and services but also to talk and interact with them throughout the event.

Using Mike Swanson’s downloader and renamer

If you’d like to download all of the keynote and session content, download a recent build of cURL (~250K), and extract it to your folder-of-choice. Then, download PDC09Downloader.zip (1.49KB) and extract the PDC09Downloader.bat file to the same folder. From a command prompt, start PDC09Downloader by passing it one of the following parameters: WMVHIGH, WMV, MP4, PPTX. Then wait. For files that aren’t available, cURL will download a file that is around 221 bytes in size (if you change the extension to .htm and open it, you’ll see that the file is simply an HTML "not found" error page).

To rename the files, first, download the PDC09 Renamer batch file (4.52KB). Then, extract the PDC09Renamer.bat file to the folder that contains your downloaded files, and from a command prompt, type PDC09Renamer WMV to rename all of the .WMV files to the full session title. By changing the parameter, you can also rename your PPTX and MP4 files.

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