Update to the Update

Hi. Wow there has been a lot of, let’s say, interest in the posting Friday. I knew there would be interest, and I knew that the news that we would not ship WinFS as a separate thing would make news, but didn’t expect quite the thread lengths we are seeing! Whew. There are obviously a…

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WinFS Update

It’s been nearly a year since I wrote my entry about WinFS Beta1, but rest assured, we have been working furiously since then.  Today I have an update about how we are delivering some of the WinFS technologies. It represents a change to our original delivery strategy, but it’s a change that we think that…

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Showing off the next release of WinFS at Tech Ed 2006, in Boston! Join us!

Hello!  Let me briefly introduce myself.  My name is Shan Sinha.  I am a program manager on the WinFS team, having joined the team approximately 8 months ago now.  It has been a fast ride from the day I got started and it is only accelerating.  I have the good fortune to spend my time…

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The killer app for getting users organized

Hopefully by now, most of you have already seen some of the very cool WinFS demos (PDC 2005 Real Estate Demo, WinFS iWish Video) that we’ve built. Microsoft recently made a decision to productize some of these ideas into a new application – currently codenamed Project Orange. Unfortunately, I can’t say much publicly about exactly…

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My tryst with Destiny, err… Integrated Storage

Hi, my name is Sanjay Anand. I run the Program Management team for WinFS.  I’ve been at Microsoft for almost 12 years now in which time I have been involved with networking, security, messaging, file systems, and of course integrated storage 🙂 Prologue: A very very long time ago, my friend and I joined Microsoft…

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Synchronizing Data between WinFS Stores

Hi, my name is Mark Scurrell and I’m a Program Manager on the WinFS Sync team. I’d like to give you an overview of the functionality we provide to allow applications to synchronize data between WinFS stores. If you haven’t already done so, I would recommend you first read a previous post where Neil Padgett…

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WinFS Mailbox II

Hi Everyone! Before I disappear for the holidays, I thought I’d dig through our inbox, the blog, and newsgroup, and answer a few more questions. Q: Chris asks, “While it’s good to have a common silo that all apps can easily use, it’s seems a bit risky. Wouldn’t some rogue app/spyware have an easier time…

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WinFS Beta 1 Refresh now available

MSDN subscribers can now download our Beta 1 Refresh release. This release contains the same functionality of our original Beta 1 release and runs on the final release of the .NET Framework 2.0 . Before installing the refresh, make sure you uninstall your previous WinFS install along with any Beta releases of Microsoft Visual Studio…

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Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 4)

…and then there was “Innovate”. We’ll close this series of posts by discussing how the WinFS relational platform provides powerful, next generation tools to the application developer. WinFS is built on a true relational store that all applications can leverage. Today, tons of popular apps lock their data into proprietary stores. This includes photo apps…

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Getting Data Into WinFS with WinFS Synchronization

One of the first topics developers ask about once they start learning about WinFS is “How do I get existing data in?” We tend to think of this in terms of a bigger problem: “How do I move a lot of data in and out of WinFS?” Our answer here is WinFS Synchronization. My name…

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