The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Build 2017 Videos AND slides!

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Build 2017 Videos AND slides!

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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