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Longhorn in 2007. To include WINFS

http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/05/12/HNlonghorn_1.html

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<<Longhorn, the next major server OS release, is now targeted for 2007. Its major new features will include the WinFX platform, including Avalon for mostly client-side graphics, Microsoft's next generation file system WinFS, and the Web services messaging system Indigo. >>

Karthik
Thursday, May 13, 2004

Who cares? The date will change anyway.

MediocreDev
Thursday, May 13, 2004

What I really want to know... will there be ANY relevant MS product release until February 2005, or did I completely waste those 1000+ euros on the MSDN Pro subscription that I extended hoping for Whidbey?

Chris Nahr
Thursday, May 13, 2004

I think the point is that it will include WINFS. They previously said Longhorn would not include it.

I, for one, welcome our new sql-like filesystem masters.

Bob
Thursday, May 13, 2004

"I think the point is that it will include WINFS. They previously said Longhorn would not include it."

I believe they said that they were scaling back the scope of WinFS rather than removing it. Nothing in this announcement says to me that they're reversing the previous decision to reduce the functionality of some features.

Dennis Forbes
Thursday, May 13, 2004

I don't like people named "Lyle."

Bob
Thursday, May 13, 2004

I don't like people named "Bob"

Lyle
Thursday, May 13, 2004

Dennis is right (surprise!).  Looks like it will be at least 2009 before the fancy WinFS features are added:

http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5212077.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=news

Herbert Sitz
Thursday, May 13, 2004

I dont trust people named Lyle or Bob.

Not Lyle or Bob
Thursday, May 13, 2004

Bob is a liar!

Bob
Thursday, May 13, 2004

FYI:

Longhorn = Client = 2006 (for now)
Longhorn Server = Server = 2007 (for now)

WinFS, in client, is as intact as it ever was.
WinFS, on the server, as a central network store - in doubt.

That is all.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled FUD.

Greg Hurlman
Thursday, May 13, 2004

I admire people named "Lyle"

Lyle
Friday, May 14, 2004

I hate all people who admire themselves

Thankfully not Lyle
Friday, May 14, 2004

psst!  did you hear what Lyle said about Bob?

Lyle's neighbor
Monday, May 17, 2004

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