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…


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…


Gotdotnet Birthday Party

The Gotdotnet team is throwing a Birthday Party and all Gotdotnet users are invited! The party will occur at the Microsoft Visitor Center this Friday, November 18, 2005 between 6PM and 10PM. For more event details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive/2005/11/14/492390.aspx or visit the Gotdotnet homepage. Author: Vijay Bangaru

Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 3)

Today we’ll chat about “Explore”. In discussing Unify and Organize, we already touched on a lot of Explore, but relational exploration is so cool that there is plenty to talk about. WinFS gives you the ability to use relationships to find and display your data. In the PDC video, we showed an app that takes…


Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 2)

Today we’ll talk about “Organize”. If you haven’t yet, you should check out Shishir’s WinFS PDC Presentation. He starts talking about Organize roughly 38 minutes into the talk. There is demo of the awesome “LifeJournal” app that shows the organization power of WinFS significantly better than my boring prose description will. 🙂 Last time, we talked…