Many of you have followed the progress of WinFS over the years and the team’s work to make integrated storage a reality. We will include several WinFS technologies in the next version of SQL Server, code-named “Katmai.” The inclusion will provide these key benefits to you:

- Storage innovations will help reduce the cost and complexity of managing the growing volumes of unstructured data
- Automation innovations will enable better ease of use and deliver a lower total cost of ownership
- Structured and unstructured data integration will support the Data Platform Vision to help our customer gain value from “All Data”

For detailed information, please go and read Quentin Clarck's blog at the WinFS team Blog.