TechEd 2008 DVDs and Silverlight

This weekend, I had some free time, and what does every developer do with this free time - I went to my TechEd 2008 DVDs to watch some sessions. But in loading the DVDs, I realized that they wouldn't work as I thought. I was only getting a reminder that I needed to install the Beta 2 version of Silverlight (the RTM of Silverlight 2 is out now).


Tim Heuer put up a nice blog post stating a solution to the problem and he also has a little Silverlight application on his page that allows you to search the sessions.

Basically, you will need to just Explorer the DVD and get to the folder of the session that you want. Within the folder, you will find a Player.wms file. Opening this file will open the session for you in an skinned instance of Windows Media Player. You can also find a list of all the sessions (so you can translate the cryptic session codes) here.

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