If you attended VMworld US 2013, all of the sessions have been posted online. Many of the sessions have MP4 video, MP3 audio, and PDF copies of the presentation available for download. Instead of manually saving off the content and session materials, you can use this PowerShell script.
The script gives you the ability to download content by session type (ex: BCO for business continuity) and/or content type (ex: mp3, pdf, all). Be sure to read through the top of the script and set the various parameters accordingly.
If you’re running IE 10 and PowerShell v2 (check version with Get-Host), you may run into some issues. I’ve made some changes in the script to account for IE10, but it’s been hit and miss amongst the folks that have been testing it. The first way to potentially fix any download issues is to add vmworld.com to IE 10’s Compatibility View list. If that doesn’t work, upgrade to PowerShell version 3. Even though there’s nothing in this script that requires PowerShell 3, version 2 and IE 10 don’t get along very well, hence the need to upgrade.
Requirements: valid VMworld.com account with 2013 conference attendance, Windows with PowerShell installed (Win 7 and above shipped with it), Internet Explorer, and storage space for the content.
Note: If you’re a VMware vExpert for 2013 and you didn’t attend the conference, hit up the vExpert community on VMware.com for your conference access code. This will make 2013 content available to you on your vmworld.com account.