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Learn more about WinFS, the new relational file system for Windows. As an essential piece of Microsoft’s Integrated Storage strategy, WinFS bridges the gap between file systems and databases and provides a unified, rich programming platform for all data: structured, semi-structured, and unstructured. With WinFS, Developers will be able to use its unified Item Data Model across applications, present new relational organization constructs for data, and create applications that exploit data more powerfully. WinFS is a development platform that will improve developer productivity and reduce organizations’ time to market.   

WinFS Beta 1 Refresh Available to MSDN Subscribers WinFS Beta 1 Refresh Available to MSDN Subscribers
MSDN subscribers can now download our Beta 1 Refresh release. This release contains the same functionality of our original Beta 1 release and runs on the final release of the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and works with the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005.   

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