Update on SQL PASS 2007 Presentations

I am giving 3 presentations at SQL PASS 2007 in Denver: Wednesday, September 19th, 9:45am to 11am, room 709:DBA-317-M The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Beyond Relational(co-presenting with Kevin Farlee) Main focus will be the new features in the areas of unstructured and semistructured data management in SQL Server 2008. Wednesday, September 19th, 1:30pm…

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Watch out Europe – Here I come…

Tomorrow I will be on my way to Europe for the SQL Server Launch Events in Zurich and Lausanne (Switzerland) and Athens (Greece). In Switzerland I will be presenting a specially made presentation on “What’s new in SQL Server 2005” that will be more technical than the general launch presentation that I am giving in Athens. In…

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XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0 are now in Candidate Recommendation

Finally, after 6 years of hard work, the W3C has released the Candidate Recommendation specs for XQuery 1.0, XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0. Does this mean that the recommendations are done? No, not yet. But it means that we reached an important milestone. Now everyone is officially invited to implement the specs, run the test suite,…

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PDC 2005 Videos and Slides and demos are now online

The PDC 2005 videos are now online (via http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2005/10/24/484434.aspx). Oleg has distilled the XML and language specific presentations. And finally, from that list, here is the pointer to my presentation: DAT405: SQL Server 2005: Deep Dive on XML and XQuerySpeaker: Michael RysManaging semi-structured and markup data is becoming an increasingly important aspect of data management….

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XML related changes to the September CTP

While we are less than a month away from the official launch week of SQL Server 2005, I am still providing you with the promissed change list for the XML area in SQL Server 2005’s September CTP. And please accept my apology for the delay. Please continue here for the changes.

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Presentations at SQLPASS 2005 (Grapevine, Tx)

As many others in the SQL Server community, I have travelled to Grapevine, Texas to attend and present at this year’s SQLPASS 2005 (site seems down while I write this). Since some people were unable to attend or had to leave early, I am now giving an additional presentation on Friday: Friday, September 30228: SQL Server…

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The innards of our XQuery implementation

Our VLDB 2005 paper on the innards of our XQuery implementation is now available online. Shankar gave the presentation in Trondheim. As the previous conference papers, this paper gives an in-depth look into how we implement our XML and XQuery support. A must-read for anyone that wants to understand the “how we do it” and the why. From…

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The PDC F5 Network Interview is now online

The friendly folks of the F5 Networks Dev Central team interviewed me at PDC 2005. The 5 minute interview is now online (please accept my apologies for the rambling, but I seem to be recovering from the attendee party :-)).

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New XQuery and XSLT Working Drafts: We are making progress!

The XML Query and XSL Working Groups have released the following Working Drafts of XML Query 1.0, XSL 2.0, XPath 2.0 and supporting documents. The goal of this release is to permit public review of changes made in response to Last Call comments. These documents are very close to the so called Candiate Recommendation that…

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News from the PDC 2005: XQuery, LINQ and friends, SQL Server 2005 September CTP

First, we have released the September SQL Server 2005 CTP for download. This is the last CTP before the final release. Yeah! I will write my customary change blog on what has changed in the XML area a bit later this week. This year’s PDC again is quite exciting. First my presentation on XQuery in…

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