Manip2: WinFS is a layer on top of NTFS, not a replacement. You aren't going to lose any data, it will just be a wonderful layer for developers and WinFS-aware applications (e.g. Windows Explorer, Outlook Express, and ISV apps).
Longhorn has been promoted as a 'bet the company' product and release. I had wondered some time ago how the release team is coping with the pressure.
It is great to see that the guys in charge of the Longhorn release can still smile and enjoy working on one the most talked product drops in Microsoft's history .
Outstanding video. The Microsoft studio crew must be great to have as a backup production team . Well done!
It is cool to hear Eric's background. In a recent Business 2.0 article he was talked about as the person most likely to take over from Bill if he ever retires. He seems like a smart, friendly and down-to-earth guy.
You guys have a great range of people on video... PMs, SDEs, Management, Evangelists and now Senior VPs
The best thing about Channel 9 is the variety of people passing through!
Microsoft has such a great team and has an enormous amount of momentum. It is excellent to see you talking about open up the application file stores and concentrating on adding value rather than lock-in!