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Windows Microsoft is making big promises about Longhorn and other product development, but will it deliver? InformationWeek spoke with company execs about initiatives in security, server operating systems, storage, convergence and more.
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RE: In a hurry, are we?
by n4cer on Mon 18th Jul 2005 08:20 UTC in reply to "In a hurry, are we?"
n4cer
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2005-07-06

The only thing missing from what was initially promised is WinFS (and possibly the sidebar).

MS announced a while ago that WinFS would enter beta around the time of Longhorn's final release. It hasn't been dropped. It was postponed due to feedback they received from developers at/following PDC 2003.

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RE[2]: In a hurry, are we?
by kaiwai on Mon 18th Jul 2005 08:36 in reply to "RE: In a hurry, are we?"
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2005-07-06

And lets be completely honest, who will miss WinFS or the sidebar? I'm using MacOS X, and believe me, I haven't used any of the features of Spotlight, above and beyond the usual searching via filename - and this from the perspective of a 'power user', just imagine how useless it will be for a normal end user!

As for side bar; it seems like more of a destraction that something that should be promoted.

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RE[3]: In a hurry, are we?
by n4cer on Mon 18th Jul 2005 10:25 in reply to "RE[2]: In a hurry, are we?"
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2005-07-06

WinFS will aid in searching, but that's only one aspect of its architecture. WinFS is about building an object-oriented, relational data store for items (files and non-file-backed objects). A universal method for accessing the store is provided, and the store can span and be synced across multiple volumes and devices. Items in the store have types defined in common, shared schemas. New types can be created or existing ones extended to better address the needs of a specific domain.

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