Sorry about the Cairo joke. But there sure is a lot of stuff starting to appear regarding WinFS. And for those not following WinFS, it is the “object-oriented” filesystem that Microsoft has dropped from the upcoming Windows Vista release – yet it is seeing the light of day already. This filesystem has been a design point for Windows for almost a decade. But despite the redefinition and repeated delays, it is great to begin to see WinFS. So here is the current scoop…
- Microsoft has announced availability of WinFS Beta 1.
- Scoble thinks WinFS will be the reason for “thick client” relevancy throughout the next decade.
- Scoble has a good WinFS video posted at Channel 9.
I am debating whether or not to attempt WinFS on any existing systems. I think I’ll wait until I get some early feedback from the field. Nevertheless, I am excited that such a long-standing vision is finally finding its way into the hands of the customer community.