Last week, I spent time with over 23,000 of my closest friends in Chicago at the Microsoft Ignite conference learning, networking, eating, and enjoying a bevy as we absorbed as much information as possible on topics including Windows 10, SQL Server, SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure just to name a few. Within these areas there were sessions containing information for IT Pros, developers, information workers, and anyone else working in any capacity of technology and not just Microsoft, as there were several mentions of Apple products as well.

This was the first conference of its kind in the fact it combined TechEd and several product-specific conferences, like SharePoint and SQL Server, into one ginormous conference at the McCormick Place, which is the largest convention center in North America.

For obvious reasons I mostly attended SharePoint related sessions and was quite impressed with the number of attendees that were there for SharePoint. In fact I attended two of Bill Baer’s sessions where he discussed SharePoint 2016 and both of them were standing room only, with one of them having thousands of attendees.

I was also privileged enough to present two sessions, so you should check them out first 🙂

SharePoint 2013 and Azure IaaS: Better Together and

Microsoft SQL Server with SharePoint 2013: Now Better Than Ever

Whether you are interested in SharePoint, SQL Server, Windows 10, Office 365, Azure, or any other topic there most likely was a session for you. But, if you are like myself, and thousands of others who found it impossible to attend all sessions you wanted to, the great news is that Channel 9 has all of the recordings available for your viewing pleasure. You can check them out by visiting Microsoft Ignite 2015

If you are interested in downloading all of them, but I suggest providing a filter so you can specify which topics you want to download instead of all of them, you can then download them so you can view them anytime, anywhere. Check out this excellent script that was written by Vlad Catrinescu The Ultimate Script to Download Ignite Videos and Slides

Caution, caution, caution, if you download all videos it is over 300 GB’s, yes Gigabytes, so local space availability and your ISP must be considered. 

Thanks Vlad, and I hope everyone enjoyed the conference and/or viewing these recordings.