WinFS suffers the same fate as Cairo? June 24, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Opinions, Tech News.
The WinFS team has put up the 411 on their blog. WinFS will not be delivered as a standalone product. beta 2 and beyond is cancelled. They do intend to deliver parts of WinFS in other products but WinFS will not be what was originally intended for it.
My Take; Just call it Cairo 2. this was the exact same crap that went down with Cairo. Cancelled, butchered and only partly delivered. Fast indexing and search is okay, hardly Cairo or WinFS. But this brings up a point. With Microsoft pulling this stunt with WinFS, how do they expect customers to take any new information on innovations seriously anymore?