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Download Build 2017

With the amount of great sessions at Build 2017 this year, there is no way you could have attended all, and even if they are posted on Channel9, 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 Build Videos AND slides whether they were present at Build or not!  (Script for MS Ignite 2016 also available here) Here are the features:

  • Downloads all the Microsoft Build 2017 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.

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

How to use:

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

To download all sessions just run the script! (1TB of content in High Definition)  EX:
.\ DownloadBuild2017Content.ps1

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:
.\ DownloadBuild2017Content.ps1 -keyword "Graph,Bluetooth"

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!

.\DownloadBuild2017Content.ps1 -session "P4116,P4118,C9R04"

Note: By default, the videos are downloaded in High Definition. Downloading all the Build Videos in HD takes a lot of hard drive space. You can change the script (comment lines 18 and 19, and uncomment 21/22) in order to download the lower quality version of the videos.

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Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Datapolis. This information was provided by vendor for community education on product.

With Microsoft not investing in SharePoint Designer workflows anymore and Flow not quite there yet, a lot of business are looking for a third-party option for the workflows in SharePoint and Office 365. One of those vendors, Datapolis, is offering a full-featured version of their Datapolis Process System (DPS) product for free to customers using SharePoint 2013 or 2016. Datapolis Process System is a visual workflow designer for SharePoint 2013 and 2016 that offers a robust set of tools to simplify workflow development and deployment. It enables users to design clear and understandable business process diagrams which support human-centered workflows.

Datapolis Process System

Even if the name says Basic, you actually get the fully functional Datapolis DPS system with all the features! The only limitation is that you can have a maximum of 1000 workflow actions per month, which in my opinion is quite a lot and is able to provide enough workflows for a small department! If you have never seen what Datapolis looks like before ,check out this blog post by Gokan Ozcifci: Datapolis DPS – A Visual Workflow Designer Explained In 15 Bulletpoints

To get it, simply go to: and enter a few information about yourself and you are good to go!

Datapolis Process System

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This May , I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Fest.  SharePoint Fest usually does 4 conferences per year ( Denver – DC – Seattle – Chicago) , and I try to speak at all of them every year! To give back to the awesome SharePoint community, and to try to meet as many of the blog readers as possible, I talked to SharePoint Fest and they gave me one SharePoint Fest Denver 2017  Gold Pass to give away to the readers of my blog!

SharePoint Fest Denver 2017

To enter you simply have to put your name and email, and you can get bonus entries if you follow @vladcatrinescu on Twitter and like the Absolute SharePoint page on Facebook!  Furthermore you can tweet about the  giveaway every day and get 9 bonus entries for every time you tweet!

Choose From over 80 Sessions and 19 Workshops in Multiple Tracks!

Join us May 30 – June 2, 2017 at SharePoint Fest – Denver . The largest independent SharePoint and Office 365 conference in North America, with the most sessions and the best speakers!

Over 90 Sessions in 10 Tracks

At SharePoint Fest – Denver there are sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and power users which will ensure that you and your team walk away with as much knowledge as you desire to truly leverage SharePoint in your current environment!

Choose one complete learning track or mix & match based on what content best meets you and your organization’s current needs!

SharePoint Fest is a two-day training conference (plus two optional days of workshops) that will have over 80 sessions spread across multiple tracks that bring together SharePoint enthusiasts and practitioners with many of the leading SharePoint experts and solution providers in the country.

At SharePoint Fest, attendees will be able to attend workshops and seminars – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers, and Microsoft MCMs and MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Implementation/Administration, Business Value, Search, Business Intelligence, Office 365 and SharePoint Development. Attendees will be able to choose one complete learning track or mix and match based on what content best meets their current needs.

There will be sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, business analysts, information architects, and knowledge workers, which will ensure that attendees walk away with as much knowledge as they desire to truly leverage SharePoint in their current environment.

 SharePoint Fest Denver 2017 Giveaway

Enter the raffle below to win one of the two passes! You got until May 12th to enter! Remember that you can tweet about the giveaway every day in order to win more entries!

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