From the me-either-:-) dept. (3677) (0) by Luis
If you replied 'no' to this question don't worry, you are not the only one who don't remember that Microsoft tried to deliver a technology that would allow files and text to be stored in a way that they could be indexed, searched, and organized easier, faster and more efficiently... Too ambitious? Maybe, for 1990s, but nowadays with the amount of computing power that we have, and with the speed at which computer science has grown since then, it might be plausible. This interesting article talks about Microsoft's new plans to use technology from its SQL server for it's new upcoming Windows operating system (code-named: Longhorn).
Usually we are skeptic about any company trying to solve such complex problems as data storage is, with embellished, 'corporate-bable' language and no actions. Let's hope that this is not just talk and this actually gets delivered with the OS. This will help the industry as a whole, and make the competition 'smarter' about choosing the right road map.
And, as we all know, this will give Microsoft yet another way to abuse it's proven monopoly against each and every one of those who attempt to create/sell/develop something that it's similar in functionality.