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WinFS = Windows Future Storage... File
Building A New Data Store -
"WinFS, the new Longhorn File Storage System, is the
basic building block of all Applications on Longhorn..."
A SQL Server 2003 based File System called Windows
Future Storage (WinFS). Rumored to be the new File System in Longhorn
the code name for the next version of Windows Desktop after WinXP.
Microsoft's vision of 'the universal database' (1/3/03).
WinFS and social information management InfoWorld Column 2005-09-07 By
Jon Udell: "Will Microsoft's new file system be relevant for the era
of social computing?" (9/12/2005)
New Windows file system enters testing CNET News.com:
"Microsoft surprised developers on Monday by releasing a test version
of a new Windows file system." (8/30/2005)
Longhorn goes to pieces CNET News.com: "Microsoft does plan to
include WinFS in the client version of Longhorn, which is expected to
ship by mid-2006." (5/17/2004).
Despite some potential blemishes, Longhorn's WinFS looks attractive
January 16, 2004 By Oliver Rist Storage: "WinFS is embodied
in a database that rides on top of NTFS. What makes WinFS attractive
is that it comes with its own API, aptly dubbed the WinFX API, which
will allow developers to write applications to take advantage of WinFS."
trots out Longhorn CNET News.com: "...a new file system known
as WinFS that borrows from Microsoft's relational database
Microsoft offers glimpse of the future October 22, 2003 By Ed
ScannellandPaul Krill Platforms: "A key ingredient in the
early version of Longhorn is its new Windows Future Storage (WinFS)
File System that promises to take a new approach to the way data is
stored on Hard Drives and other physical media and make it easier to
find and visualize data." (10/22/2003)
unpacks details of Longhorn storage CNET News.com: "...a data
storage system called WinFS...WinFS will work with--not replace--the
existing File System in Windows, called NTFS, when WinFS debuts in
late 2005 or 2006." (10/15/2003)
- The Register:
Microsoft sidelines Longhorn database caper - "The
oft-misunderstood Windows Future Storage (WinFS), which will include
technology from the "Yukon" release of SQL Server, is not a
File System," reports Thurrot. "Instead, WinFS is a Service
that runs on top of - and requires - NTFS." (5/14/2003)
Online Chats .NET Strategy: Search on 'WinFS' (3/7/2003).
Windows leaks onto Net CNET News.com
Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows Longhorn Alpha Preview 2 Build 4008
Search on 'WinFS' (3-2-03).
Register: WinFS, "...promises to do away with
hierarchical storage altogether and remove the distinction between
local and remote storage." (11-22-02)
Windows could solve age-old puzzle CNET News.com (3-14-02).
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- Posted 10/24/2003; Updated