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WINFSWindows Future Storage
WINFSWindows File System
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* WinFS (short for Windows File System): a combined relational database and (high level) filesystem, built from the next version of SQL Server (codenamed Yukon) and the existing NTFS physical file system.
WinFS is a new way of sorting data that is designed to make information much easier to find on PCs and networks.
However, Microsoft has warned features in Avalon, Longhorn's WinFS storage subsystem and Indigo web services architecture are to be scaled back.
But the add on, provisionally named Windows Future Storage (WinFS), will abstract physical file locations from data.