Get ready for WinHEC

December 8 - 9

Shenzhen, China

Build up IoT projects with the IoT Kits for Windows
Seeed Starter kit box unpacked

We’ve spoken to thousands of you around the world at both commercial IoT events and Maker Faires and in many of these conversations, you have asked for better ways to get started – how to find the quickest path to device experimentation using Windows 10 and Azure. New IoT starter kits are now available to help you get started.

Upcoming WinHEC workshops and events

At WinHEC events we share deep technical knowledge that will help you build and optimize hardware for Windows. If you have any questions, are interested in attending a workshop, or have feedback on a topic you would like to see covered at a future event, please contact .

WinHEC Events
  • December 8 - 9, 2016
  • Shenzhen, China
  • December 14 - 15, 2016
  • Taipei City, Taiwan

Topics: This December’s events will consist of talks and presentations by Microsoft Windows and Devices executives and experts who will explain in detail our vision and plans. Attendees will gain an understanding of what’s next for Windows 10 and of directional guidance for building PCs optimized for a variety of Windows Holographic HMDs and content.

Target Audience: Hardware ecosystem

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Contributing to MSDN and TechNet Documentation

Watch the video to learn how you can edit and collaborate with Microsoft on technical docs. Learn more about contributing to Windows driver documentation.

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    Hardware kits available to Windows Insiders

    Hardware development kits are now available to Windows Insiders. Join the Windows Insider Program to get the latest Windows Driver Kit (WDK), Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), and Hardware Lab Kit (HLK).

    HP’s holiday lineup of new Windows 10 PCs

    HP Inc. has unveiled an updated lineup of Windows 10 PCs for the holiday season, including new Windows 10 laptops, an all-in-one and a 4K display. With these new devices, you can draw and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge, talk to your own personal digital assistant in Cortana and enjoy their overall design, quality and performance, whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

    Design hardware that uses the latest features

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    Ship a Windows pen with your devices

    Learn how to implement and validate an integrated Windows pen device, for Windows 10 operating systems.

    3D printing support for Windows 10
    3D printing support for Windows 10

    Learn more about the 3D printing SDK, APIs, apps, and hardware partners that make 3D scanning and printing possible with Windows 10.

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    Windows Hello biometric requirements

    Learn about the hardware requirements for biometric equipment, such as IR camera and fingerprint readers in order to support Windows Hello.

    Devboard collage

    Windows-compatible hardware development boards

    Windows-compatible hardware development boards offer an affordable yet powerful development system for the hardware developer, IHV, OEM, or any other developer that loves to incorporate hardware in their projects.

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