Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 Videos available on MSDN!

Ready to go public with our surprise gift for you :).

When you go to a conference, you always miss some sessions. It's kind of hard to go to all of them, so you get to organize your schedule and pick some. Then you go to a lot of sessions and start learning all this new information, but you wish you could have some kind of outline or pointer to help you remember all this new information. So the session ppt slides are always nice to have. If you couldn't make it to conference, even better!

Last year when I went to PDC I published in my blog links to all the Office & SharePoint track PPT slides. This blog entry came to be quite successful and people were delighted to find a pointer to the slides. Of course, after some months the slides from PDC are no longer available.

Now, imagine if instead of finding some plain ppt slides, you could actually watch the session with audio and get to see the demos. I am sure you would be quite pleased. The idea got my mind spinning when I had a chance to attend the Microsoft Office Systems Developers Conference and a team of five people believing you would be delighted to find this recorded sessions on MSDN made it happen. Seems kind of easy, but this was a lot of work since we are publishing more than 3,600 hours of video. We are just stubborn and sure this content is worth all the hard work.

Office offers a big set of programs, servers, services, tools and technologies that you can integrate to build solutions. The Office System Developers Conference featured more than 60 breakout sessions that cover little pieces of Office development and organized solutions in eight technical tracks. You can find the videos for each track here:

Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 Videos:

The videos are awesome! I am sure you will be very happy to watch them. However, keep in mind the following:

  • The videos are long. Some of them are over 70 minutes, so if you don't have time to watch them online, you can right-click on the title and save them to your hard drive for watching later.

  • These videos are raw unedited footage of the actual conference sessions, so some of them start with some notes about evaluating sessions, shuttles, "shut down your cell phones" and so on.  You will find notes on MSDN clarifying when the actual session begins (only for videos with long intros).

I hope you have fun watching them and learn more about what's new in Office.


Comments (7)

  1.    Thanks to Erika Ehrli and the MSDN team, you can watch the full sessions from the Office Developer…

  2. Peter's Blog says:

    You can watch videos of sessions from this years Office developer conference. Check out this post on…

  3. All the videos from the Office Developers Conference have been posted on MSDN.  If you want to know…

  4. hughpyle says:

    MSDN have published all the session videos from the Office Developer Conference in March.  This is the…

  5. David Jacobson says:

    The office conference videos are a huge value.  But my media player 10 fails to play many of them to completion because of some missing codec.  As far as I can tell the media player is up to date with Microsoft’s codecs.  There is also no reason why the files should be so big.  The PDC 2005 session files were an order of magnitude smaller and included a nice video of the presenter.  The content is impressive.  But the production is far behind Microsoft’s best efforts.

  6. Hi David,

    I really appreciate your feedback. I agree with you the videos are not the best polished multimedia. They are actually raw unedited recordings from the sessions. The recordings we published contain more than 3,600 hours of video, so it was hard to catch all flaws when we tested them.

    We have found some recordings (6) that have some problems and we are in the process of correcting and republishing them.

    Thanks again for sharing your impressions and I am glad that you find this content impressive :).

  7. Watch Office System videos on MSDN: Document Management, EPM, Business Intelligence and Portals.

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