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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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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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…

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