Bob Muglia on WinFS: Just after Longhorn, or not until Blackcomb?

On Friday, I read coverage on News.com about an interview with Bob Muglia. In it he talks publicly about some of the options they are looking at for the WinFS file system timeline. This morning, ARSTechnica and TechSpot had coverage of the same announcement that is a little more WinFS focused. And TechSpot had an interesting quote: “Microsoft…


MBF: Will we see you before 2007?

A recent article from eWeek has quoted Microsoft Developer Division Executive Soma Somasegar about timelines related to Longhorn. MBF got a mention as well: Somasegar also acknowledged that the MBF (Microsoft Business Framework), which is tied to WinFS functionality, will likely be delayed until 2007 but that Microsoft is looking to speed its delivery. “We’re…


MBF and WinFS: A view of the world I am entering

Tim Brookins is an Architect on the MBF team (and he is based in Fargo). When I got impatient waiting for a reply about the position in the MBF team, an email to Tim was the thing that sparked it all off ;). I just read a post from Tim (two days old) that explains the…


Longhorn: We have a date!

In case you haven’t seen it yet, we have a date for Longhorn! News.com’s coverage even includes an interview with Bill Gates. As expected, the company on Friday announced a new road map for Longhorn, its revision to Windows XP. The changes–removing some features and altering others–are designed to let the company have a test…

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ObjectSpaces delay discussions

Some people are taking the ObjectSpaces delay a little harder than others. I first met Robert McLaws when he hosted the PDC 2003 Object Relational BoF session. I just read one of his recent posts where he argues that the ObjectSpaces delay is good since it is good to get things right the first time. He…

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ObjectSpaces and MBF both delayed till Longhorn

First we learned that MBF has been delayed till Longhorn (from Tim Brookins) and now ObjectSpaces is adopting the same schedule. The official announcement is here. I wonder if ObjectSpaces was delayed and that caused the MBF re-schedule, since MBF uses ObjectSpaces for persistence. Either way, because of the extra time, they’ll both be stronger and more…

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Ouch: MBF delayed till Longhorn wave

Tim Brookins, an architect on the MBF team, has reported that MBF is no longer in the Whidbey wave and instead will be in the Longhorn wave. This is an exciting area of technology for Microsoft since it touches so many ‘hot’ areas: Microsoft’s business application development (Green), service oriented architecture (Indigo), object relational persistence (ObjectSpaces), lightweight…

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A new version of Windows XP before Longhorn?

A new article on News.com has spoken of the possibility of an interim update to Windows XP before Longhorn. The interim version is referred to as ‘Windows XP Reloaded’… let’s just hope that it isn’t as bad as a recent movie featuring a similar title. This speculation is probably in response to the fact that the…