Some Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief.

I have a list of resources (some suggestions for donations and some online resources) to help in the Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief. If you have not already done so, please help by donating money or time and get your employer to match it.

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Late XML 2004 Trip report and links to my XML 2004 presentation

It has been more than a month already, since I attended the XML 2004 Conference in Washington DC. My presentation on XQuery in the context of relational databases was well-attended. Attendees had the unique opportunity to compare the (not too diverging) philosophies of Oracle and Microsoft on this topic since my talk was in the…

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XML Support in SQL Server 2005 has no dependency on http.sys

A recent blog post claimed that the native XML support in SQL Server 2005 has a dependency on http.sys and thus is only available on Win 2003 Server or Win XP/SP2. This is incorrect. XML has no such dependency and should be available on all platforms where SQL Server 2005 is supported. Only the HTTP/SOAP…

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The top three reasons why…

… we ship an XQuery subset in SQL Server 2005 when it has been removed from the .Net Framework can be found here.

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Does IBM really move the database goalposts?

I posted a reply to Philip Howard’s article for The Register on the recent announcement for the new XML support in an upcoming IBM database release.

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