Interesting Discussion with Leader of SQL Server and WinFS

August 11, 2007
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I just finished listening to this interview with Peter Spiro.  Peter Spiro discusses leadership in the SQL Server team, Shackleton and WinFS.  Its worth a listen as he’s one of the smartest guys in MS (in my opinion) and has enough cred to back it up.

One concern is that it seems that his discussion of WinFS (which he corrects the interviewer and calls a “failure”) is cut short. There is a hard break (the only one I noticed) about at 40 minutes into the video, in the middle of the WinFS discussion.  I’d love to get a hold of what’s missing, but I don’t see that happening.  Hopefully it was just a rambling discussion of esoteric topics that was cut for clarity, but I can’t help but feel like we’re missing 18 1/2 minutes of tape.