Microsoft’s new file system, WinFS still years away

Microsoft are admitting that their original delivery plans for WinFS, the new Windows file system replacement, were too eager, and the new system may not be released until late 2006, but then only in a test version.

Longhornm, the next major Windows release, and Longhorn server, will not be shipping with WinFS.

WinFS is drawing a lot of press as it is intended to be a complete file system relacement built on top of a database, probably a new version of SQL Server, completely replacing the MS-DOS based file system that has been used with Windows for several years.

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