The idea of objects.BHpaddock said:
- WinFS is a really brilliant idea and naturally makes sense because of the relational architecture.
Could you explain what exactly about WinFS you are missing?
It was an interesting prototype and lots of interesting technology came out of it, but it didn't even come close to being a practical replacement for the current data storage models prevalent on Windows.
- WinFS was essentially replaced by WDS.
That's sort of true, although as I recall, WinFS used the WDS indexer to provide its full-text search functionality
Vista has the contacts folder; which is nice. If you're using Windows Mail. Use anything else and that folder stays empty. Now if there was a contact object in a file system everyone shared then that folder would be populated.
Now I realise when I type in a contact name WDS does pull it out eventually; but there's part of me that hankers after a common object store.
But boy was promoting objects to WinFS and back to the file system painful.