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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The horn was short :)

As we suggested on Friday, two mainstays of Windows Longhorn will be 'decoupled' from the 2006 release, with Microsoft dropping the WinFS storage and query system. Originally intended to be a full-blown replacement for the NTFS file system that put a database at the heart of Windows, WinFS will now be available as an add-on no sooner than 2007 for Longhorn, XP and Windows 2003. Or to be more precise - and here is another new piece of jargon for Redmond watchers - WinFS will be released as an "out-of-band add-on pack". Got that?

He-he :) Wasn't I telling my this to my friends long time ago? I doubt that this WinFS thing will ever be implemented at all. At least, in a way they were claiming.

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