Microsoft has announced more details of this year’s winHEc 2016 conference to be held on Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Shenzhen, China.
The event will be attended by members from Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group including executive vice president, Terry Myerson, and technical fellow and inventor of HoloLens, Alex Kipman, and will celebrate Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community.
This year’s event will consist of talks and presentations about Microsoft’s vision for the hardware ecosystem with innovations in mixed reality, gaming, and other opportunities for partners powered by the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Attendees are promised an understanding of what’s next for Windows 10 and how to build devices that will take advantage of new capabilities.
Over the last few years Microsoft has rapidly gained a reputation for leading the way with premium hardware products, with the latest being the Surface Studio, which is likely to lead to a wave of imitators in 2017. Microsoft is also expected to introduce details of their Windows Holographic platform, which is expected to result in a number of affordable VR and AR headsets in mid to end 2017. Lastly Microsoft is believed to be working on the foundation of an Amazon Echo competitor which may also result in kitchen or living-room specific hardware.
The WinHEC keynote begins Thursday, Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Shenzhen, China (Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 pm Pacific time).
More information will be shared later, including on demand video of the event.