WinFS 101: Introducing the New Windows File System


Welcome to my new column, The WinFS Files! This column is aimed at helping you, the developer, understand more about the forthcoming technological innovations in the next release of Microsoft® Windows® code-named “Longhorn,” specifically the revolutionary new file system code-named “WinFS.” As this column progresses, we’ll take a look at the data model, feature-set, and programming paradigms that characterize WinFS. This initial column will give you a broad overview of what is new in WinFS and how you can get started learning about and understanding this new technology.