PowerShell Script to Download MMS 2015 Session Files

By | November 12, 2015

I’m fresh off of an amazing few days at Midwest Management Summit 2015. I’ve been to many trainings/conferences/events in my IT career and thus far, MMS is unmatched. I would consider it very difficult (if even possible) to find that level of experience or networking at any other conference in the Windows management field.

I hope to write up more on the conference next week, but for now I wanted to publish a PowerShell script that will grab the session files provided for the event. As someone that has used PowerShell interactively for a long time, I’m fairly new to using it for its’ true power of scripting so please feel free to provide comments.

I want to give a special thank you to Duncan Russell for writing this script last year and ensuring the edits I made for this year worked properly. This was a fun project for a newbie to PowerShell web scraping and I really enjoyed the collaboration.

You can find the script here on GitHub. (Another thank you to David O’Brien for drilling GitHub into our heads all week :). Change $baseLocation to the location you would like the sessions downloaded. The script will not download files again if it recognizes they have already been downloaded.

Thanks for checking it out!

Andrew

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