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    WinFS Update

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    It's been nearly a year since I wrote my entry about WinFS Beta1, but rest assured, we have been working furiously since then. Today I have an update about how we are delivering some of the WinFS technologies. It represents a change to our original delivery...
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    Update to the Update

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    Hi. Wow there has been a lot of, let’s say, interest in the posting Friday. I knew there would be interest, and I knew that the news that we would not ship WinFS as a separate thing would make news, but didn’t expect quite the thread lengths we are seeing...
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    Shipping WinFS Beta 1

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    My name is Quentin Clark, I run the Program Management team for WinFS – directing the team that is shaping WinFS. Many of you have seen me on a few WinFS bits on Channel 9, and from the PDC in 2003. I have been working on WinFS since 2002. Overall, I...
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    Showing off the next release of WinFS at Tech Ed 2006, in Boston! Join us!

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    Hello! Let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Shan Sinha. I am a program manager on the WinFS team, having joined the team approximately 8 months ago now. It has been a fast ride from the day I got started and it is only accelerating. I have the...
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    The killer app for getting users organized

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    Hopefully by now, most of you have already seen some of the very cool WinFS demos ( PDC 2005 Real Estate Demo , WinFS iWish Video ) that we've built. Microsoft recently made a decision to productize some of these ideas into a new application - currently...
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    WinFS Beta 1 Refresh now available

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    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...
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    WinFS PDC Video

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    Hello developers! I’m Steve De Mar, the Product Designer for the WinFS team and I’m here to talk about the WinFS video at the PDC ( high-res , low-res ). It started with the WinFS team’s desire to spread the word about our platform value propositions...
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    Synchronize your WinFS data with Microsoft Rave

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    As some of you may have discovered there is a set of applications on the WinFS CD. Some of these are officially “unsupported”, but are included because they demonstrate some of the capabilities of the WinFS platform. I’m going to describe Microsoft...
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    Bored with computers

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    Hi, my name is Peter Spiro. I’m the General Manager in SQL Server responsible for the WinFS team and I’ve been bored with computers and software in general. Now before I continue with that thread, some background info seems appropriate. I...
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    My tryst with Destiny, err… Integrated Storage

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    Hi, my name is Sanjay Anand. I run the Program Management team for WinFS. I’ve been at Microsoft for almost 12 years now in which time I have been involved with networking, security, messaging, file systems, and of course integrated storage :-) Prologue...
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    Getting Data Into WinFS with WinFS Synchronization

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    One of the first topics developers ask about once they start learning about WinFS is “How do I get existing data in?” We tend to think of this in terms of a bigger problem: “How do I move a lot of data in and out of WinFS?” Our answer here is WinFS Synchronization...
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    Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 1)

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    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...
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    Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 2)

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    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...
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    What a week

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    Wow, what a week. I find it hard to describe the feeling that we've been having on the WinFS team this week. It's almost like we've all been keeping a great secret that we're just dying to share, and now we finally can. For those of you that didn't...
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    Welcome

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    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...
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    Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 4)

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    …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...
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    Synchronizing Data between WinFS Stores

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    Hi, my name is Mark Scurrell and I’m a Program Manager on the WinFS Sync team. I’d like to give you an overview of the functionality we provide to allow applications to synchronize data between WinFS stores. If you haven’t already done so, I would...
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    WinFS Mailbox II

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    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...
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    Performance, Performance, Performance

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    You guessed it right from the title. This posting is all about WinFS performance and will answer the following questions: What does it mean for WinFS to perform? How do we measure performance? And most importantly how can you help improve WinFS performance...
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    PDC content now online

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    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...
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    Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 3)

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    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...
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    Postcard from the PDC

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    Los Angeles – Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:01 pm Phew what a day....one of the most enjoyable, exciting, nerve wracking, intense days of my life so far. My name is Ramesh Nagarajan, I am a program manager on the WinFS API team, and I just walked...
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    WinFS Backup/Restore at VSS Plugfest

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    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...
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    Visualizing WinFS Types

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    Hi, my name is Sanjay Nagamangalam and I am a PM in the WinFS API team. As I started writing my early WinFS apps, I wanted to quickly browse all the schema types. The docs were useful, but were not fast to scan through. I wanted to “see” a type in all...
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    WinFS Mailbox

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    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...
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