SQL Server Query Optimizer Blog

Ian Jose, an Architect here in SQL Engine working on the Query Optimizer, has just started a blog.  Lots of good tips and practical advice for getting the most out of SQL Server’s query optimizer. 

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Using fixed values does not result in smaller instances…

XML Schema has an interesting feature where you can define a value as being “fixed”.  The meaning here is basically that an attribute or element has to have a particular value, and if it is not there in the instance, then that value is implied.  However, it is important to realize that this doesn’t have…

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More Gadgets!

http://microsoftgadgets.com/default.aspxThe “gadgets” folks have updated their blog to include some gadgets that you can add to start.com.  I’m trying out the “Flickr” gadget as well as the “to-do” list gadget.  Are you using start.com yet?

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