Windows File System To Be Enhanced
In its upcoming "Longhorn" version of the Windows .Net Server, Microsoft plans to pour a lot of innovation into the file system to allow such things as richer types of search and synchronization.SEATTLE Microsoft Corp. intends once again to focus on the knowledge worker in the Longhorn version of its Windows .Net Server software, and will be pouring a lot of innovation into a new file system. In one of the first public discussions of the Longhorn server family, Peter Houston, a senior director in Microsofts Windows server product management group, talked about the Redmond, Wash., software firms vision for the product at a Windows strategy session at the Windows Hardware Engineers Conference here late Thursday. The Longhorn server suite will follow the Windows .Net Server family, the release of which has been delayed twice and which is now expected to be released to manufacturing by the year-end and in customer hands early in 2003.
Houston said as the server product had outgrown the current file system, where information was stored as a simple file. "There needs to be a greater richness in the file system," he said.