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Microsoft sets November date for WinHEC

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 plans to spend a lot of time in Los Angeles this fall.

The software maker had already said that, after canceling last year's Professional Developers Conference, this year's PDC would be held in Tinseltown October 27-30. This week, Microsoft noted that its WinHEC (Windows Hardware and Engineering Conference) will take place the following week, also in downtown LA.

Microsoft had previously said only that the show would take place in the fall at a West Coast location. The event typically takes place in the spring, but Microsoft said in November that it waspostponing this year's event to the fall.

The software maker sent out a "save the date" e-mail to those on its WinHEC mailing list on Wednesday, saying the event would take place November 5-7 at the LA Convention Center. Microsoft didn't give many details on what will be discussed at the show, but we're hoping that the fact the two events have been pushed so close together means we will finally hear more about Windows 7 (though tipsters are welcome to send me news before then).