WinFS Divides to Conquer

Wednesday Jun 28th 2006 by Staff

Microsoft splits the ambitious file system into separate pieces for use in different products.


After years of talk about the importance of WinFS (Windows File Storage), including a number of sessions at the recent TechEd conference in Boston, Microsoft has decided to splinter WinFS into several pieces and ship the technologies in different Microsoft products.

Quentin Clark, the lead program manager for WinFS, announced in a blog posting late last Friday that WinFS as it had been promoted was no more. Instead, mature aspects of the technology would migrate to next versions of SQL Server and ADO.NET.

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