The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Ignite 2016 Videos AND slides!

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Ignite 2016 Videos AND slides!

With the amount of great sessions at Ignite this year, there is no way you could have attended all, and even if they are posted on Channel9 and Youtube, you might want to download them to be able to view them offline! That is why I created this PowerShell Script so everyone can easily download Microsoft Ignite Videos AND slides whether they were present at Ignite or not! Here are the features:

  • Downloads all the Microsoft Ignite 2016 Sessions and Slides and description in a text file
  • Groups them by folders
  • Makes sure no errors come up due to Illegal File names.
  • If you stop the script and restart in the middle, it will start where it left off and not from beginning
  • Filter by keywords in the session title!
  • Ability to choose from HD videos, or lower quality.

 

How to use:

First, make sure to change the $downloadlocation variable. By default it saves it all in C:\Ignite

  • To download all sessions just run the script! (1TB of content in High Definition) EX:

.\ DownloadIgnite2016Content

  • To download sessions based on a keyword use the keyword parameters, and divide keywords by a comma. Make sure to use quotes around the keywords! EX:

.\ DownloadIgnite2016Content -keyword “Groups,PowerApps,Flow”

  • To download sessions based on the session code, use the session parameter and divide sessions by a comma. Make sure to use quotes around the session codes!

.\DownloadIgnite2016Content -session “BRK3038,BRK3080,BRK1009”

Note: By default, the videos are downloaded in High Definition. Downloading all the Ignite Videos in HD takes over 1TB of hard drive space. You can change the script (delete two lines, and uncomment two others) in order to download the lower quality version of the videos, which is only about 80 GB.

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Download the script from here!  Do not copy paste from below as it sometimes messes up the PowerShell code!

Here is the source code:

 

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Comments

VERY useful. Saved a heap of time – and used a lot of bandwidth :-). Looking forward to working my way through the sessions that I’m interested in.

thanks for posting this.

Francisco Alvarez

Excellent event, i download the sessions, great and thanks for share,
Regards form Mexico City.

Cool.. can’t wait for the 2017 version…

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