Le Roi Est Mort…

…Long Live the King. Well, depends if you believe marketing speak or not. I’m talking about Microsoft’s WinFS – the object-oriented file system that was supposed to be one of the major pillars of Vista. It had its roots in Cairo – a project that was first announced 25 long years ago. Alas, this technology appears still to be beyond what Microsoft can do. Microsoft has announced that the plug is being pulled. Well, sort of. They claim that it’s not really dead, merely being recycled into other products. I fear that I am in the camp that says this is pure marketing-speak. Even more depressing is that the blogs from within the development team seem to have caught the marketing bug. I think that Charles Miller and Dare Obasanjo speak with more directness.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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