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WinFS and MSH

Yesterday; I downloaded Microsoft Shell (MSH/Monad) and Windows File System (WinFS) and I am pleased and super excited to see the strong roots of Microsoft .NET in these two platforms.

We can create Command-lets and/or functions (sort of scripts) that can call any .NET assembly or base class library components; and similarly WinFS exposes a rich set of API in .NET. WinFS is little heavy for my desktop machine; and I think its time to upgrade my workstation hardware :)

Overall I am impressed with these two implementations, what happened to JavaOS?

SQL Server, BizTalk, Sharepoint, many parts of Windows like presentation (Avalon), communication (Indigo), shell (Monad), platform api (WinFX) and now file-system (WinFS) are getting benefits of .NET/CLR. Lets see when Microsoft Exchange gets .NETized

Published Thursday, September 1, 2005 5:49 PM by khurram

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# re: WinFS and MSH

Thursday, September 1, 2005 11:49 PM by kadnan
"Lets see when Microsoft Exchange gets .NETized"

Why MSExchange?what benefit will you get?only a ".NET way" to access Exchange APIs?i think MS wont do such mistake,the core of the Server will not based on managed code due to slow performance of Framework

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