Channel 9

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Channel 9
Status Offline
Archiving status Saved!
Archiving type ArchiveBot, other
IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint)
Project lead User:JustAnotherArchivist

Channel 9 (2004–2021) was a Microsoft Developer Network-affiliated website for podcasts (incl. video podcasts), interviews, conference talks, etc. relating to software development in the Microsoft ecosystem and unrelated technical material developed for publication by Microsoft developers. In the context of the MSDN shutdown, Microsoft announced on 2021-11-05 that 'most' content uploaded after November 2017 would be migrated to Microsoft Learn.[1][2] The site shut down later that month between 2021-11-18 21:30 and 2021-11-19 02:50 UTC, though the video files (mostly hosted on remained accessible at least into January 2022.

Many incoming links were broken with the closure/migration. It's not clear to what extent old content and non-video content will be preserved. Based on the announcement, among older videos, the focus will be on those that are "notable".


ArchiveBot jobs were run in summer 2020 (restarted after a crash in August) and again in November 2021: job:7i2a5s799pl6rgfnxtkxpfs5j. These likely only retrieved English uploads and are possibly incomplete in other regards as well.

User:JustAnotherArchivist retrieved information for all videos from the API in November 2021 as well as the highest-resolution videos based on this list in November and December 2021. More precisely, the largest video file for each API result (as determined by running HEAD requests against each video URL) was retrieved. This data can be found here.