David Baakman

WinFS Overview on MSDN TV

I just watched WinFS Overview – Significant New Storage Innovation for Longhorn on MSDN TV. I must say I’m very surprised by the very dramatic changes that are made. Apparently, things like files and directories will be replaced by ‘Items’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Libraries’.

I’m not sure how people, who have been using ‘Files’ and ‘Directories’ for decades, can adept to these new things. Isn’t the change too radical? Most people (including me) aren’t even using the more high-end stuff from NTFS because they find it way too complicated. I’m not sure how MS is going to let people handle even more meta-data on files (euh, items :))…

But maybe I’m just to conservative and completely wrong. Time will tell…