WinHEC Events

The Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) is where experts from around the world come together to make Windows great for customers. WinHEC provides events and online content designed to help educate, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and give people a venue to share best practices and discuss future opportunities.

WinHEC Online - Spring 2018

Enabling our hardware ecosystem partners to design, build, manufacture, and test Windows devices and peripherals is critical to our success. We have created WinHEC Online to share information and help our hardware partners deliver Windows devices, peripherals, and drivers with the latest Windows updates. Thank you for taking the time to check out WinHEC Online. For more information, please contact

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WinHEC Online & Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Mark Kuenster talks about the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and introduces WinHEC Online where our hardware ecosystem partners can find more information about the update.

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Windows 10 in S mode

We launched Windows 10 S with the Creators Update and keep evolving to enhance the experience. This video gives an overview of the updates to help you plan and develop high-quality devices.

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Windows Defender Security Center Updates

The Windows Defender Security Center makes it easy to view and manage security settings and device health from a single location. Learn how to enable new security features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

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Driver Servicing: Understanding the Extension INF Workflow

This session covers Extension INF Servicing. The sub topics will cover Extension IDs, submissions, publishing and answer common questions.

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Windows Fundamentals Performance and Power

Learn about improvements to the Assessment Toolkit in the Windows 10 April 2018 update. This video covers: General Assessment Toolkit updates, battery life workload updates, and performance assessment updates.

WinHEC Fall 2017 Workshop (Taipei/Shenzhen)

The WinHEC Fall 2017 Workshop featured sessions and labs for developers, product managers and planners to help prepare for Universal Driver development, and to showcase the benefits of adopting key hardware features. Thank you for visiting our recap of the WinHEC Fall 2017 Workshop. For more information, please contact

WinHEC Fall 2017 Workshop Keynote

In this session, we will focus on the modern workplace and gaming, which are two of Microsoft's five solution areas for the digital transformation.

Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Workstation

Learn more about Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in this video.

Accessibility in Windows 10

This session demonstrates the accessibility features in Windows 10, including features recently introduced in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

PC Turnkey Solutions

Leverage Intel and Microsoft's partnership on form factor reference designs to accelerate Go To Market efforts in shipping Modern PCs with Windows Hero Features.

Windows 10 Driver Servicing and DCHU Update

Learn the latest on on Driver Servicing, changes to HW Dev Center to support DCHU, and provide an update on the transition to Universal Drivers.

Power Optimizations

Learn more about the Windows features, assessments, tools, and analysis techniques that enable you to develop and ship Windows devices that deliver all day battery life.

Modern Standby Overview

This session provides an update on Modern Standby in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, as well as highlighting investments we are making in collaboration with the ecosystem.


This session provides introductory demonstrations of the performance tools and test kits used to optimize performance on Windows devices.

Windows Hello

Learn about the new investments we are making in Windows Hello and what you can do to deliver this convenient and secure solution to your customers.

Pen and Precision Touchpad

Learn how Windows Ink, Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and Precision Touchpad (PTP) can be used to deliver experiences across your device portfolios.

NIC Offloads and Optimizations

Learn more about the current set of offloads and optimizations that exist in Windows Server 2016 and the newly released Windows Server 1709.

NetAdapter: The next Generation of NDIS

Learn more about the key characteristics of the new model and sample codes available for review.