WinHEC attendees get a laptop bag, unlike those at last week's professional developer conference. That said, their copy of Windows 7 will come on DVD, rather than the hard drive that PDC folks got.
Software maker will hold the conference in November in Los Angeles, a week after it has its Professional Developers Conference in the same locale.
Microsoft dismisses negative talk about is new operating system.
Hard drive news from WinHEC 2006
At WinHEC 2008, the software maker will talk about better solid-state drive support and performance on Windows 7.
Critical flaw in Symantec antivirus software may put corporate users at risk of a worm attack. Also, Vista security in the spotlight at WinHEC.
Inventor Dean Kamen tells engineers at WinHEC in New Orleans what it takes to be innovative, explaining why risk and failure are necessary parts of the process.
At WinHEC, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates calls the releases a "milestone," the first time all three products have been at the same stage of development.