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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[3]: In a hurry, are we?
by n4cer on Mon 18th Jul 2005 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In a hurry, are we?"
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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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RE[4]: In a hurry, are we?
by segedunum on Mon 18th Jul 2005 11:02 in reply to "RE[3]: 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).

Yer. And it still doesn't exist (after ten+ years of Microsoft talking about it), and it's been canned in Longhorn. Don't talk about WinFS because it doesn't exist.

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RE[5]: In a hurry, are we?
by n4cer on Mon 18th Jul 2005 22:07 in reply to "RE[4]: In a hurry, are we?"
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2005-07-06

It does exist. While not available to the general public, there have been builds distributed to developers. It was postponed to add features those developers asked for without causing these additions to push back to OS release. Saying it doesn't exist doesn't make it true.

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