Longhorn Developer Center: WinFS 101: Introducing the New Windows File System (The WinFS Files) "In the technology industry, there is a growing "perfect storm"—a combination of trends and technologies that will allow the next quantum leap in the way you develop and work with your information. This perfect storm is comprised of three forces joining together: hardware advancements, leaps in the amount of digitally born data, and the explosion of schemas and standards in information management.
To prepare for this perfect storm of technologies, Microsoft has invested heavily in building the next generation of the Windows file system, code-named WinFS. The WinFS product team follows three core tenets in reinventing the Windows file system: Enable people to Find, Relate, and Act on their information. Let's take a look at what each of these principles means and then we can drill into some detail on the technologies that allow WinFS to meet these goals."
First installment of Tom Rizzo's new WinFS column; Tom is a director in the Microsoft SQL Server group.