Microsoft has announced that it will launch its next version of OS codenamed Longhorn by 2006.
Due to the tight deadline Microsoft will make important omission in the next version which would have been the main feature. Its called WinFS which is the intelligent data-storage system. This feature would enable the user to intelligently search for information in text, music, videos, documents not in only PC but also on the net.
Other two features of Longhorn – the 3-D graphics user interface, code-named Avalon; and the machine-to-machine Web services communication technology, code-named Indigo – will be included in the 2006 Windows desktop operating system they will also be made available to Windows XP users to increase the number of computers available to run the software making the system a more attractive offering for end users.