Where is WinFS now?
Average: 5(2)WinFS was an ambitious effort to embed an integrated storage engine into the Windows operating system, and use it to create a shared data ecosystem. Although WinFS never shipped as a part of Windows, many of the underlying technologies have shipped, or will ship, in SQL Server and in other…
Visual Studio Orcas - Sync Designer, going N Tier with WCF
Average: 5(2)In part 1, I used the Visual Studio Orcas Sync Designer to configure and synchronize 3 lookup tables to be cached locally in SQL Server Compact Edition using the Sync Services for ADO.NET CTP. In part 2, I take the cached lookup tables and split up the client and server sync components using…
Visual Studio Orcas Sync Designer for Caching Data in SQL Server Compact Edition
Average: 5(2)In this screen cast I demonstrates the new Sync Designer for caching data locally in SQL Server Compact Edition. This is part 1 showing the basics. In part 2 I'll demonstrate how to split the code from client to server using WCF to synchronize data across internet protocols. For more info…
Windows Workflow Foundation API Usability Lab Video – Part 2
Average: 3(1)The Windows Workflow Foundation team held a usability lab to gather feedback on the WF APIs. In this video you will see the “behind the glass” view of the usability labs. You will see the lab participant (Michael) work through a few programming tasks and talk about his experience using the…
Shishir Mehrotra - WinFS beta 1 team meeting
Average: 4(2)Last week Shishir invited us over to have a chat with the WinFS team. Imagine our suprise when Quentin Clark, director of program management on the WinFS team, started the interview by handing interviewer Robert Scoble a CD with beta 1 on it.We then spent an hour with the team getting up to date…
Samuel Druker - How does Outlook Express in Longhorn use WinFS?
Average: 4(2)WinFS is the new file storage system in Longhorn and we're wondering about some ways that application developers might use it. Samuel talked about how Outlook Express will change due to WinFS. How do you see it changing your applications? Note: This video contains outdated information that is…
Samuel Druker - What's the current state of WinFS on the recently released build of Longhorn?
Average: 4(2)How complete is WinFS in the latest Longhorn developer preview release? Samuel, a development lead on the WinFS team, gives us the harsh news "the bits are hard to work with." In other words, he wants to set expectations that the full version of WinFS has not been revealed yet,…
Samuel Druker - What should developers do to plan ahead for WinFS?
Average: 4(2)Samuel Druker, development lead on the WinFS team, talks about how programmers can prepare for the file system changes coming in Longhorn in their apps today. WinFS is the file storage system in the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn.
Samuel Druker - Can you give us a preview of what search will be like on Longhorn?
Average: 4(2)We wanted to know what searching would be like on Longhorn. Sam gives us a preview. He mentions "intermediate searches." That's worth going into further here. Imagine typing in your explorer Window (it'll be something different in Longhorn, but play along here). You type "B"…
Samuel Druker - How will Longhorn's WinFS handle pictures?
Average: 4(2)Samuel, of the WinFS team, gives a short preview of how WinFS might handle your digital pictures.