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Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

Published 21/05/2015 - 16 Comments

All the Microsoft Ignite Session Videos and PowerPoint are now available on Channel 9. This is a great set of content from Microsoft and the community that Microsoft provide access to free I really encourage you to check it out. Increasingly, with all the fast product changes, these types of sessions are becoming the authoritative up to date resources.

I usually use my Get-Channel9Media Script, but various people including Vlad Catrinescu (Hat Tip) beat me to the punch, his script is available here:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/all-the-Ignite-Videos-and-b952f5ac

If you run it with all the Skype for Business Sessions listed, it will download them all into nicely named folders:

.\downloadignitevideosandslidesv4.ps1 -session “BRK4112, FND2201, BRK2146, BRK4128, BRK2126, BRK4122, BRK2137, BRK2182, BRK3198, BRK2191, BRK3140, BRK2153, BRK2197, BRK3151, BRK2108, BRK2155BRK2200, BRK3874, BRK4103, BRK3110, BRK3138, BRK3142, BRK2133, BRK3128, BRK3208, BRK2127, BRK4119, BRK21BRK4108, 47, BRK4107, BRK3167, BRK4100, BRK2184, BRK3107, BRK3184, BRK2178, BRK4129, BRK2106, BRK2172, BRK3205, BRK1101, BRK4108, BRK3174, BRK3200, BRK4102, BRK4118”

Note the download path is hard coded in the script

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Also, be sure to look out for The UC Architects Podcast we recorded live at Ignite with the one and only Jamie Stark of the Skype for Business product group, coming to the RSS soon

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

16 comments

RichardP - 21/05/2015 Reply

Hi Tom,

you should add some extra length-validation to the construct of “destination folder+filename” string, as with those long long descriptive filenames, everybody will run into the 255 character NTFS path length issue, and the session will be unable to save. Also adding check for exotic characters in the session name, that cannot be properly translated into filename string!

    Tom Arbuthnot - 21/05/2015 Reply

    thanks Richard, great input. not my script, but I did notice that too.

Augustin Ziegler - 21/05/2015 Reply

The command above wasnt working for me, so I had to do the following workaround:

“BRK4112, FND2201, BRK2146, BRK4128, BRK2126, BRK4122, BRK2137, BRK2182, BRK3198, BRK2191, BRK3140, BRK2153, BRK2197, BRK3151, BRK2108, BRK2155BRK2200, BRK3874, BRK4103, BRK3110, BRK3138, BRK3142, BRK2133,
BRK3128, BRK3208, BRK2127, BRK4119, BRK21BRK4108, 47, BRK4107, BRK3167, BRK4100, BRK2184, BRK3107, BRK3184, BRK2178, BRK4129, BRK2106, BRK2172, BRK3205, BRK1101, BRK4108, BRK3174, BRK3200, BRK4102, BRK4118” -split ‘, ‘ | %{ .\downloadignitevideosandslidesv4.ps1 -session $_}

Danny Innes - 22/05/2015 Reply

Thanks Tom, good work.

Markus - 26/05/2015 Reply

Thanks for sharing this

Johan - 26/05/2015 Reply

Hi Tom,

Script will only download a session when not specifying any session ID. When using the Session List you posted the only message I get is “You are downloading the session……”

But no Sessions in the C:\Ignite folder.

used the script on two machines. Same problem.

HELP!! :) Regards,

Johan van der Stelt
Nexct | A Vodafone Company

    Tom Arbuthnot - 26/05/2015 Reply

    The line posted works for me, can you screenshot your attempt and error?

    cheers

      Johan - 31/05/2015 Reply

      Hi Tim,

      Also used the cmdlet Dino Caputo posted. Without the spaces its working fine.

      regards,

      Johan van der Stelt
      Nexct | A Vodafone Company

        Johan - 31/05/2015 Reply

        I mean Tom

        Sorry :) Typo

Dino Caputo - 28/05/2015 Reply

Thanks Tom. I used the following which worked well for me (I removed all the spaces and cleaned up a couple of session titles:

.\downloadignitevideosandslidesv4.ps1 -session “BRK4112,FND2201,BRK2146,BRK4128,BRK2126,BRK4122,BRK2137,BRK2182,BRK3198,BRK2191,BRK3140,BRK2153,BRK2197,BRK3151,BRK2108,BRK2155,BRK2200,BRK3874,BRK4103,BRK3110,BRK3138,BRK3142,BRK2133,BRK3128,BRK3208,BRK2127,BRK4119,BRK2147,BRK4108,BRK4107,BRK3167,BRK4100,BRK2184,BRK3107,BRK3184,BRK2178,BRK4129,BRK2106,BRK2172,BRK3205,BRK1101,BRK4108,BRK3174,BRK3200,BRK4102,BRK4118”

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