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  • Blog Post: WinFS Mailbox II

    Hi Everyone! Before I disappear for the holidays, I thought I’d dig through our inbox, the blog, and newsgroup, and answer a few more questions. Q: Chris asks, “ While it's good to have a common silo that all apps can easily use, it's seems a bit risky. Wouldn't some rogue app/spyware have an easier...
  • Blog Post: WinFS Beta 1 Refresh now available

    MSDN subscribers can now download our Beta 1 Refresh release. This release contains the same functionality of our original Beta 1 release and runs on the final release of the .NET Framework 2.0 . Before installing the refresh, make sure you uninstall your previous WinFS install along with any Beta releases...
  • Blog Post: Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 4)

    …and then there was “Innovate”. We’ll close this series of posts by discussing how the WinFS relational platform provides powerful, next generation tools to the application developer. WinFS is built on a true relational store that all applications can leverage. Today, tons of popular apps lock their...
  • Blog Post: Gotdotnet Birthday Party

    The Gotdotnet team is throwing a Birthday Party and all Gotdotnet users are invited! The party will occur at the Microsoft Visitor Center this Friday, November 18, 2005 between 6PM and 10PM. For more event details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive/2005/11/14/492390.aspx or visit the Gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 3)

    Today we’ll chat about “Explore”. In discussing Unify and Organize, we already touched on a lot of Explore, but relational exploration is so cool that there is plenty to talk about. WinFS gives you the ability to use relationships to find and display your data. In the PDC video , we showed an app...
  • Blog Post: Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 2)

    Today we’ll talk about “Organize”. If you haven’t yet, you should check out Shishir’s WinFS PDC Presentation . He starts talking about Organize roughly 38 minutes into the talk. There is demo of the awesome “LifeJournal” app that shows the organization power of WinFS significantly better than my boring...
  • Blog Post: PDC content now online

    Hey everyone! All the Professional Developers Conference 2005 talks are now available. - WinFS Overview - WinFS Data Centric Applications using WPF and WinForms - WinFS and ADO.NET - All PDC 05 Videos We’re looking forward to your comments! Author: Vijay Bangaru
  • Blog Post: Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 1)

    Hopefully by now, you’ve gotten a chance to take a look at our PDC video and see how applications can use WinFS to do really cool things. I thought I would write a little bit about each of our value propositions, so we can dig in and see what’s really happening. Today, let’s discuss “Unify” and how...
  • Blog Post: WinFS Backup/Restore at VSS Plugfest

    On Tuesday morning, I presented at VSS Plugfest, an event hosted by Microsoft where around 100 backup/restore application developers come together at our Redmond campus. The goal of my presentation was to describe the infrastructure that we are building for backing up and restoring WinFS stores and items...
  • Blog Post: WinFS Mailbox

    Hey Everyone. I realized that we needed a good way to reply to some of the comments and questions that we have been getting on the blog and mailed to us, so I’m starting a “WinFS Mailbox” type of post that I’ll do periodically. It’s just like the CBS Mailbag on Letterman, but not funny. Q: Lloyd writes...
  • Blog Post: WinFS Overview Presentation at PDC 2005 – Repeat Session added

    Due to overwhelming interest around WinFS at PDC, a repeat session has been added for the WinFS Overview talk (DAT209: “WinFS” Future Directions: An Overview). The original session is still scheduled to be Wednesday at 1:45 pm PST in 515AB. The encore presentation will be Thursday at 5:15pm PST in 501ABC...
  • Blog Post: Welcome

    Hello everyone and welcome to the WinFS team blog! My name is Vijay Bangaru and I’m a Program Manager on the WinFS product team. Today we are very excited to announce the release of WinFS Beta 1. As you probably know “WinFS” is the codename for the new relational file system for Windows that provides...
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