Recordings of the PDC2008 sessions and keynotes are now available online for free, for anyone (no login required). Each session has its own page that includes a Silverlight viewer to watch streaming video and a Download link for iPod (MP4), WMV, WMV (High), and Zune. A few of the sessions and formats may not be available yet, but they will be very soon, so keep checking back as we continue to publish content. It’s my hope that you find the PDC2008 content to be compelling, inspirational, and useful.
You can also download the PowerPoint presentation for each session, and for some talks, a zip file containing sample code that was shown during the session. There are links to related sessions and other Channel 9 content, and a discussion thread for each talk. The discussion thread is a great way to ask questions of the speaker or to share ideas with other “virtual attendees.”
Unlike PDC05, when we hosted the sessions for less than a year (with a third-party hoster), we’ve created a home for our PDC2008 sessions on our very own Channel 9. The obvious benefit is that we can host the content indefinitely…or at least until it becomes so stale that it’s no longer useful. So, there’s no need to rush to download everything, since the content will be available for a long time.
I’ve been asked if PDC2008 session recordings will be available on physical DVDs like they were for PDC05. We received a lot of feedback after PDC05 that attendees would rather have all of the content made available for download at no cost. As a result, this is what we’ve done for MIX06, MIX07, MIX08, and now, PDC2008.
Thanks to everyone for catching me during the event to say “hello” and for providing feedback. We take your feedback very seriously, and it will be used to improve MIX09, the recently-announced PDC2009 (November 17-20, 2009), and any of our future conferences.
Update: I just added a PDC2008 Sessions page that lists every keynote and session with links to videos, PowerPoint decks, and sample code.