Microsoft’s WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) is returning in the form of Windows Hardware Engineering Community. With the press conference for Windows 9 (Threshold) coming next week, Microsoft is looking to get everything that could accommodate new and older users together—and that includes bringing back a familiar showcase for those who work with hardware.
Running from 1992-2008, the trade show was ran over the course of a few days generally in the first half of the year. The exception was the last edition of the conference which was held in late October. While the event has typically been held in the U.S and in California—except for 1998 in Florida, 2002 and 2004-2006 in Washington, 2000 and 2003 in Louisiana—the revived showcase will be held in Shenzhen, China on March 18, 2015.
With new leadership, a new direction for Windows, and the company as a whole wanting to focus more on what brought them to the dance in the first place, things are pointing to a turn around for Microsoft. The return of WinHEC is a great sign from Microsoft to engineers that company actually wants to deliver the best, most accessible technology in this new era of the Windows brand.
The September 30th press event from Microsoft is expected to feature a preview demonstration of Windows Threshold which will be sporting several new changes to the UI among other features.