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WinFS is Dead. Long Live Vaporware!

Well that's it… one of the most anticipated development projects in Chicago or Whistler or Blackcomb or Longhorn, has finally been rolled out of Windows outright.

To summarize, the surviving portions of the underlying technology will be included with the next releases of SQL Server (codename Katmai) and Visual Studio's ADO.NET (codename Orcas). The features will make their way to Windows when they are "mature" enough.

I wonder if this had anything to do with the recently elevated security concerns over SQL injection attacks. The WinFS security guy did seem a bit jumpy in the Channel 9 coverage of the Bluehat 2006 security conference.

Anyway….For the official politically spun low-down on the situation
What's in Store : WinFS Update:


June 24, 2006 - Posted by | technology


  1. Thanks for the pointer to the security Video. The WinFS guys jumpyness really was an eye opener….


    Comment by Alex | June 24, 2006 | Reply

  2. nice share

    Comment by Hip-Hop | May 18, 2008 | Reply

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