For those people unable to attend the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, the next best thing is to watch the KeyNote Address “On Demand”.
But – the trouble is often that you have to watch “online” – as mentioned by @Nilcraban (on Twitter).
NB. The video at the moment is just “available soon” – but you can try out the following technique in the meantime.
I’ve had some luck in the past with saving down the SharePoint “Sneak Peak” videos, so that I could watch while on the train – using my Toshiba GigaBeat (it’s a Zune, before Zune was around).
Here’s how to do it – using a few FREE and LEGAL tools :
(1) Check the page load using Fiddler2. This monitors your HTTP traffic – and basically anything/everything that gets into your browser will be logged.
(2) Grab the URL of the file – just right-click, and select “Copy > Just Url”
(3) Grab a streaming-saver tool to download it to a file. (do it over night perhaps)
I’ve used the Streaming Download Project (SDP) application before :
Think of it like a video recorder for “Windows streaming”, recording live shows, music concerts, radio shows, movies and free trailers for new release etc…
This is a free utility developed by some “MMS” developers – not the multi-media messaging stuff like SMS, but Microsoft Media Streaming technologies.
(4) Within SDP, click Open, and paste in the URL to the WMV file :
(5) Click Go – and you’ll be prompted with a “Save As” dialog.
(6) Choose a file location, and click OK.
(7) Then, just sit back and wait – go for lunch, coffee – or off to bed…
That’s all there is to it. Not exactly an elegant solution – and might take a few go’s. But, you should then be able to watch offline on your laptop, or Zune, etc.
*** The other cool feature with SDP is the ability to have a “Batch” download – just a text file with each WMV listed in a TXT file (I just used Notepad).