"Time Warp" is an awfully
cool code name, but an even cooler file system technology that's part of Vista. So cool in fact, that I am taking the chance of getting yelled at for revealing it here as it's frowned upon (typically) to use code names
for products that have already shipped...
In this second installment for Channel 9's Vista Week
coverage (remember, 9 days, not 5 or 7- and that's 9
days....), we meet some of the folks who wrote Previous Versions - a Vista technology that utilizes the services of VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) to restore several versions of modified files, enabling users to travel back in time should the need arise.
(Dev's, be sure to check out what's new in VSS
). We're pleased to introduce Adi Oltean, Software Developer Extraordinaire, Eduardo Laureno, Program Manager, and Jeffrey Saathoff, the software engineer who wrote the UI you see for Previous Versions.
Vista backs up your files for you automatically (of course, there is a limit to how much the system can maintain as back up data on your disk. Watch the video to learn more...) It's another example of an innovative low-level technology designed with the the
user in mind. Vista is a highly user-centric OS. This theme will continue to shine through as we progress through Vista Week... (And you'll notice how often we emphasize this in the interviews... In fact, you should count the number of times you hear that
Vista is user-centric coming from behind the camera for the next serveral days.)
Be sure to check out the Vista Week coverage on 10