WinFS is Dead.

Looks like MS has given up on WinFS. It was supposed to be the next big thing in storage file systems. A relational filesystem that would revolutionize computing. Well now the best bits are being divied up between ADO.NET and SQL Server and the rest tossed out like so much medical waste. Can’t say I care, Vista and Office 2007 still aren’t justifyable in any way for an upgrade. The whole refusale to support an international standard document format is just not endearing.