WinHEC 2005: Coverage Wrapby Derek Wilson & Jarred Walton on April 29, 2005 2:00 PM EST
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IntroductionAnd yet again we've saved the best for last. This article takes everything we've missed over the past week and rolls it together in to one giant Microsoft fest. We've got the expo floor, more Longhorn goodness, and some interesting tidbits about the next version of DirectX and why current hardware may not be able to provide "Gold" level Logo compatibility.
Here's a look at a pretty cool Avalon demo we caught at the show:
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For the quick summary, Avalon will be the new programming interface for desktop graphics and will allow easy hooks into 3D hardware. This will likely be similar to the way OS X uses OpenGL to accelerate their desktop. We'll get into a bit more detail in a moment.
Beyond Avalon and graphics, there is plenty of information left to cover. We hope that you enjoy our final report on WinHEC 2005.