There has been talk about a new file system in the upcoming Windows client and server thanks to details that came out at BUILD, but up to now, Microsoft has been quiet. That ended today with a blog post on the new file system.
The Resilient File System, or ReFS, will be introduced with Windows Server 8 before it is migrated to the desktop, just like Microsoft did with NTFS, according to a post on the Building Windows blog by Surendra Verma, a development manager on the Windows Storage and File System team.
NTFS, the New Technology File System, first shipped on Windows NT 3.1 when it was introduced in 1995 but didn't make its way to the desktop until Microsoft retired the Windows 9x code and shipped Windows XP in 2001.
Verma said there are multiple goals around ReFS:
It's all outlined in one very long update.