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The Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC)
is the annual
trade show and
business conference where
Microsoft elaborates on its
hardware plans for
PCs. It commonly features speeches from people such as
Bill Gates, and generally has several sponsors including
According to Microsoft, the WinHEC conference is aimed at:
engineers and hardware
designers interested in hardware or Windows
testers interested in the
Windows Driver Foundation and other driver architecture
- Higher-ups including managers who want to know more
about advances in technology and business strategies.
- 2005 –
Washington State Convention and Trade Center,
Seattle, Washington. April 25-27, 2005.
- Bill Gates gave a keynote speech on various topics
including Windows "Longhorn" (known later as
Windows Vista) and 64-bit computing.
- 2006 – Washington State Convention and Trade Center,
Seattle, Washington. May 23-25, 2006. Attendance of more
- Microsoft announced the release of beta 2 of Windows
Windows Server "Longhorn" and
Microsoft Office 2007.
Free Software Foundation staged a protest outside
the venue, wearing yellow hazmat suits and handing out
pamphlets claiming that Microsoft products are
"defective by design" because of the
Digital Rights Management technologies included in
- 2007 –
Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California. May 15-17, 2007.
WinHEC 2006 Sponsors. Retrieved on
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WinHEC 2006: Windows Hardware Engineering Conference.
Trusted Computing group past events. Retrieved on
Bruce Byfield (May
FSF launches anti-DRM campaign outside WinHEC 2006.
NewsForge. Retrieved on
Press materials from WinHEC 2006
Online videos etc. from WinHEC 2006
WinSuperSite show report for WinHEC 2005
WinHEC 2005: Microsoft's 64 Bit Promises