As early back as 2003, Microsoft has been promising a new file system to replace NTFS, originally known as WinFS. Now, in 2012 a new file system finally is coming. So what is ReFS all about and does it have anything to do with the original WinFS announcement? First off, WinFS was a technology designed as a relational...

Microsoft have updated their Windows 8 Development blog. This time, they have announced an update to their file systems for Windows Server 8. It’s called ReFS, (which stands for Resilient File System). The post was authored by Surendra Verma, a development manager on their Storage and File System team. The key goals of...