I've just seen an article up on Cnet - assuming you can call it an article.
Windows Future Store, or WinFS, a file structure that would allow for database like searching on your desktop. You could organize files by context, location, or metadata, greatly simplifying information storage and retrieval. WinFS would basically abstract your information; you wouldn't need to worry about where it was literally stored, since you could just search for anything, anywhere on your hard drive, and have it pop up in a single results pane.
Avalon, the presentation and graphics infrastructure, including the new XAML programming model for application UI design.
Indigo, the collection of .Net technologies that serves as a communications platform for applications and Web services.
Here's what you'll be getting.
No WinFS--not for the desktop, not for the server.
Indigo and Avalon have been uncoupled from Longhorn, meaning they'll be made available as, essentially, plug-ins to Windows XP when and if they're completed.
Right let's address a few things. The first "fact" of the article is wrong, WinFS isn't that at all. Longhorn will still allow all of the above "WinFS" features Molly mentioned.
Indigo and Avalon will be shipping for Windows XP also, this was due to pressure from developers wanting the maximum user base for their applications. It's still included in Longhorn.
Got it yesterday, fantastic absolutely fantastic! Full review coming later.
The Tablet PC is future of computing.
Two more faulty PS2s. Coming back faster then we can sell them. Something is seriously wrong with Sony's quality checks.
For the guys who are hosted here, you'll need a phone and connection able to send MMS.
You'll need to modify your existing MMS settings to send to the server: blogs.dasmirnov.net/mms.php?login=bob&pass=bobpass&cat=786 instead of your usual one, this will obviously mean that a) the MMS will only end up here it won't get sent to the person you specify in the to: line b) normal MMS may or may not work until you restore the original settings. Some phones offer a way to easily switch between two servers.
Obviously replace bob and bobpass with your username and password, cat refers to category, you can either use an existing one or create a new one called moblog for example, your category number can be found by hovering over a link to it.
I've no idea what you'll get charged in theory it should be the cost of an MMS message, however as it's not using your network providers server you may get charged at the GPRS rate.
The default skins only really allow images that are 400 pixels wide, so you might also want to take that into account when you send images.
Yes as you may of guessed from the previous entry the moblog is in gear. Prepare to be amazed by low quality blogging from my Motorola V600!