The Official WinHEC 2006 Thread

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  1. kcnychief

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    Well, it is that time of year again. Microsoft is getting ready to kick off the 2006 WinHEC conference this year from Seattle, WA. Unfortunately, OSNN will not have a person on-site as we did last year, but I'm sure we can all pay attention and scour the net for juicy information and tidbits. This can also be used as a centralized thread to talk about events that are occuring down there, as well as trying to have a Q and A for interested parties.

    Like last year, a lot of the focus will be on Windows Vista (previously named Windows Longhorn at last year's event), as Beta 2 is set to be displayed and released to the General Public. Longhorn Server and Office 2007 will also be displayed at this event.

    The first event of note is the Bill Gates Keynote, which can be viewed as a Live Webcast on Tuesday, May 23rd at 9 A.M. Pacific Time. The link for the webcast is here - http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx

    For those who want to check in on the live happenings throughout the event, check out the WinHEC 2006 Virtual Pressroom.

    Let the fun begin :)
     
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  2. NetRyder

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    Let's see what I'm going to miss this year. :D
     
  3. Khayman

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    Bills keynote is always fun
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    Is that 5pm for us Khyaman? :s
     
  5. NetRyder

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    9:00AM PDT is 4:00PM GMT.
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    we aren't on gmt at the moment, we are on bst.
    hehe, I think?

    Lost.
     
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    Well that clock is an hour off mine :)
    CAn;t help feeling we are going slightly ot here,
    So the keynote for UK people would appear to be 5pm
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    yes we are on BST which is GMT+1
     
  10. kcnychief

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    Ryan Hoffman from Bink.nu has reported there is no new release for Windows Vista at WinHEC. As he has stated, "the wait for Beta 2 continues"

    http://bink.nu/Article7182.bink
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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    Second comment has a good point tho, why give the public the app when bill hasn't showed it off yet.
     
  12. Khayman

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    well it doesn't even start until today and things probably won't be handed out till after the keynote.so we'll see
     
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    5384.winmain_beta2.060516-1930 incoming?
     
  15. Electronic Punk

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    Tom Warren says it will be 5384.4-060518-1455
    Two days newer than the version on the showfloors (woo!)

    As we don't have our own people there, we can check out Neowins:
    http://www.neowin.net/events/?cat=2
     
  16. NetRyder

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    Keynote starts in 5 minutes. :)
     
  17. Electronic Punk

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    Watching while downloading office beta, nvidia drivers.
    its ALL going on.
     
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    Beta 2 (Build 5384.4) is up on Connect! :D
     
  19. Electronic Punk

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    Was on the frontpage as it happened ;)
     
  20. NetRyder

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    Cool. :)

    Too bad the other two keynotes aren't being streamed live. Apparently, the on-demand versions will be available later today.
    I was also hoping to see those new Samsung hybrid hard disks in action.