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...