Right now you have everything stored in a directory - is this heirartical As in a sub directory for friends another for buss contacts - or perhaps .contact files anwwhere on the disk , seems to me it should be doable by implemting a virtual folder for .contacts
Interesting - This may also make things a bit more diffacult for malware like rootkits (at least for the time being) - because now it also has to contend with SQL security and it will not be able to hide suspicious metadata of certain files- It would have
to crack the DB's security first.
Question - Is the db engine a close relitive of lets say SQL2005 Express - If so can they both co-exist (different instances?)
Also - I assume that the relationale asspects of the tables will be accessable via SQL (not just OQL or whatever it is called). Meaing that we can technicly build our apps on top of winfs without having to install sql server 2005.
Looks like the news made Slashdot ~ I was the person wino Submitted it. response so far. seems mixes. but don't believe that the format will be truly "open''/ not Patent encumbered. -Briar " />
Frankly I don't think that (and I really hope they didn't) make this change to placate the open source crowd with a sort of "me too" type of thing.
I hope that this is a considered move on microsoft's part to make it eaiser for ISV's such as myself to interact with office documents so that I and other microsoft customers/partners can make more money selling "Proprietary" office solutions.