Microsoft resurrects its PC hardware conference as Windows 9 looms
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Microsoft is bringing its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) back, just as the software maker is preparing a significant refresh of its Windows operating system. Its still the same old WinHEC name, but the acronym now stands for Windows Hardware Engineering Community and there will be a series of events aimed at hardware makers. Microsoft last held its WinHEC conference in 2008, and the new show will debut on March 18th 2015 in Shenzhen, China. The location may seem unusual, but its the ideal place for Microsoft to reach hardware makers and engineers as it prepares to launch Windows 9, currently codenamed Windows Threshold.