“ObjectSpaces will be merged with WinFS!
The URL that I was giving was slightly off: go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ to read all about.
Although there were many guesses on what the news would be nobody really hit the spot.
My first impressions on this are twofold:
- The API will be tightly integrated into Longhorn and therefore become an integral part of the operating system. This makes it even more important in my view than the previous scenario of an “add-on” to ADO.NET.
- It's a delay for even longer than “shortly after Whidbey“. “ 
I sure hope this isn't the case. If ObjectSpaces is really going to be delayed till Longhorn, I am going to seriously lose a lot of respect for Microsoft. First, they delay the whole freak'n Visual Studio suite by a year, and now they are saying that even with all they extra time, they can't put ObjectSpaces in? Give me a break! Perhaps those guys at MS that you've been looking up to are all talk. Perhaps they don't code quite as well as they would have you think... I find it quite strange that one guy can put together virtually an entire working ObjectSpaces implementation with a couple months of spare time, and all the ADO.NET geniuses at MS combined can't ship the same thing after 4 years of working on this crap (remember, they demo'd it two PDCs ago and told you it was just around the corner).