The Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) is the annual conference where Microsoft sets out its hardware plans for Microsoft Windows-compatible PCs. The term conference can be used to describe any meeting of people that confer about a certain topic. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ... Hardware is equipment such as fasteners, keys, locks, hinges, wire, chains, plumbing supplies, tools, utensils, cutlery and machine parts, especially when they are made of metal. ... // Microsoft Windows is a range of operating environments for personal computers and servers. ... The tower of a personal computer. ...
WinHEC is a key event for all hardware engineers, system manufacturers, and driver developers who design and build easy-to-use, reliable PC systems and components running Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn."
WinHEC also provides many opportunities for interactive exchange of ideas with Microsoft and other industry experts.
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WinHEC delegates have been told that the "adoption of 64-bit systems is expected to advance rapidly, especially in the enterprise space".
Charney highlighted one example at Microsoft where the time to complete a database query was reduced from eight hours to less than five minutes as a result of the faster access to memory on a 64-bit system.
Microsoft is also expected to release a Longhorn preview to delegates at WinHEC prior to the first beta this summer, and will demonstrate some of the software's visualisation and document organising features.
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