Microsoft is planning a new Windows conference for May, but it sounds like Windows 8 won’t be on the agenda. Windows Summit, as the Redmond, Wash., event is known, is aimed at helping software and hardware makers create products that work with today’s versions of Windows and Internet Explorer. “The three-day event, for which Microsoft quietly began registering people last week, will be held May 25-27. “Windows Summit 2010 is an opportunity for partners and developers to interact directly with Windows Team and learn to build great products based on technologies in Windows 7 and IE,” Microsoft said. The company said it’s for those hardware and software developers “who’re looking to engage with Microsoft on an intimate level or who haven’t engaged with Microsoft in past 18 months.” Mike Angiulo is delivering keynote speech at the event, but Microsoft says there won’t be any big news, nor’ll attendees be under any sort of nondisclosure pact. The event sounds similar but not identical to WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) that Microsoft last held in 2008, Microsoft said it hasn’t decided when to next hold WinHEC,” said Ina Fried.
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