What you need to know
- Microsoft has folded Channel 9 into Microsoft Learn and is in the process of migrating all of the former's content to the latter.
- While that happens, a Twitter user and follower of Microsoft's activities took it upon themselves to create a Channel 9 index page so anyone can easily find legacy Channel 9 content.
- The page is live right now.
In November 2021, Microsoft announced it was folding Channel 9 into the Microsoft Learn family, meaning it'd no longer be a standalone entity. Now, when you go to its announcement page on the subject, you'll be met with this disclaimer:
As to where you can easily enjoy said legacy content and other videos in the interim, there's now an index page built for that singular purpose. Created by Twitter user WalkingCat, otherwise known as the tweeter with the fun Garfield profile picture, a Channel 9 github.io page now exists for your video-browsing pleasure.
I built a (very basic) index page to browse Channel9 videos before they finally appear again on the new website, or, till the actual video files are pulled from the download servers 🙃 https://t.co/k3wfsYl4YjI built a (very basic) index page to browse Channel9 videos before they finally appear again on the new website, or, till the actual video files are pulled from the download servers 🙃 https://t.co/k3wfsYl4Yj— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) November 30, 2021November 30, 2021
The videos on that index page stretch all the way back to content from the early 2000s, so rest assured, if you're looking for old Channel 9 videos, you should be good. And everything could very well make its way to Microsoft's current Channel 9 setup, so keep an eye on the official channels (no pun intended) as well.
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