Via Hardware has posted their coverage of WinHEC Several times each year, Microsoft holds a large gathering of corporate executives, code warriors, and technical gurus. They also sometimes let in press guys like me. The main purpose behind this gathering is to get hardware developers online with the Windows driver implementation process. Far too often, a small company builds a piece of hardware, before ever considering how it will talk with the Operating System. WinHEC was propagated to avoid just this type of confusion.