Microsoft’s Channel 9 content moves to ‘Microsoft Learn’

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Microsoft’s famous developer video platform Channel 9 will be ending soon, and its spiritual successor will join the Microsoft Learn brand.

According to a blog post on the Docs Team blog from corporate vp of developer relations Jeff Sandquist at Microsoft, Channel 9’s last appearance was last week during the company’s cloud developer conference Ignite 2021.

Later this month, you’ll find thousands of hours of current technical knowledge that you’ve come to expect from Channel 9 in its new home alongside our hugely popular documentation and Microsoft Learn content.

As for Channel 9 content and its new home, Sandquist assures fans that Microsoft Lean will remain committed to providing free learning content in the same spiritual fashion as did Channel 9.

Moreover, similar content should be found on Microsoft Learn such as:

  • Azure Fridays. Scott Hanselman, Donovan Brown, and Lara Rubbelke host the engineers who build Azure, demo it, answer questions, and share insights.
  • Ask the Expert. Here’s your chance to ask Microsoft experts your questions—live.
  • Learn Live. These episodes deep dive into a Microsoft Learn module, complete with guest experts. Join for behind-the-scenes info and live Q&A.
  • Code Stories. This series showcases local Cloud Advocates, Most Valuable Professionals, Product Managers, and Community Leaders from around the world.
  • Hello World. Every Wednesday and Thursday, Hello World broadcasts 60-minute live shows made up of special guests, quick demos, and live Q&A. Hello World is fun and educational for those who are interested in Microsoft products and our events.


  • Inside Azure for IT. Keep up to date with the latest Azure tips, demos, and technical skill-building resources and stay on the forefront of key insights, tools, and best practices for optimizing your infrastructure for performance, cost efficiency, security, and reliability on Azure.
  • On .NET. This show looks at the ever-expanding .NET universe, including APIs, tooling, and interesting projects being created in the .NET ecosystem.
  • Tabs vs Spaces. If you develop on a Windows machine to create for Windows, iOS, Android, the Web, or to manage containers and services in the cloud, tune into Tabs vs Spaces to stay current.
  • New: MS Archives. Some things just never age, like videos of Bill Gates talking about the future, or Jason Zander when he was a product unit manager talking about the .NET CLR —and other classics you’ve come to love over the years. You’ll find them in the MS Archives.

Fans can join Learn TV starting today, alongside the release of Visual Studio 2022 at VS 2022 or tomorrow November 9, 2021, during Microsoft’s .NET Conference 2021.

As for the full migration picture, Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet spoke with officials who assured that production teams from Channel 9 will remain in place for the time being and that, “content published on or after November 1, 2017, will be automatically migrated to the new platform.”