Chris Lovett Interview

Chris Lovett was interviewed by book author Michael van Otegem recently and he asked some very interesting questions: Please tell us who you are and what you do.I’m an architect on the Data Programmability Tools team in SQL Server, and I work on XML tools that ship in Visual Studio.  As an architect I do…

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MSDN Webcast: XML Tools in Visual Studio 2008 plus XSLT Profiler and XML Schema Designer

On Tuesday we did a live MSDN Webcast to demo XML tools in Orcas as well as a few addons we are planning to release shortly after Orcas RTM.  The webcast is now available online (http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032355975&Culture=en-US). If you have any feedback about our tools or features, we’d like to hear it! Below is a list…

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We are NOT Killbit-ing MSXML4!

Hello All,   In March , we posted our intention to killbit MSXML4  and encouraged users to move to MSXML6 and asked for feedback – And we received lots and lots of it. The summary is MSXML4 is still being used extensively and the suggested timeframe for killbit seemed aggressive for most customers. The lack…

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Announcing CTP1 of the XML Schema Designer

XML Tools team has released the first CTP of the XML Schema Designer – a graphical tool for working with XML Schemas. The XML Schema Designer is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the XML Editor to enable you to work with XML Schema definition language (XSD) schemas. If you have used the Visual Studio…

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LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 to go with Orcas Beta 1

Around Memorial Day we released a new preview release for LINQ to XSD. The download has been picked up meanwhile by blogs and search engines. I am planning to blog about X/O mapping (“Typed XML programming”) and the project somewhat more in depth shortly, but I wanted to quickly complement the download with this info:…

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XML Tools Screencasts

These videos provide some great information and a preview of the new XML Editor, XSLT Debugger, and EDM Wizard coming in Orcas, as well as a sneak preview of a new XSD Designer and EDM Designer that we can expect to see released after the upcoming Orcas release.

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XML Schema Facets

I have received a number of requests over a period of time asking how to get all the facets defined on simple types or complex types with simple content in an XML Schema. I recently wrote a code sample for the same and I thought i will post it for wider consumption. The code sample will handle…

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Erik Meijer on LINQ, XML, and the future at XTech 2007

Erik Meijer gave a talk at the XTech 2007 conference on LINQ, XML, and his vision for “LINQ 2.0“. The presentation covers the formal underpinnings of LINQ to XML, the additional XML features in VB9, and some thoughts about the next steps. To summarize, LINQ 1.0 provided the necessary (but not sufficient) technology for radically simplifying…

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Live from MIX07: Silverlight and XML!

Greetings from MIX07 everyone!That’s right, Scott Guthrie announced this morning, to a sold out crowd at MIX07, the details around Silverlight, Microsoft’s cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) for the Web.XML and SilverlightFirst, let me say how excited I am to begin discussions…

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The BIG LINQ to XML change in Beta1…

[updated to point to the online version]  … is the documentation written by Eric White.    The online version is at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb387098(VS.90).aspx  If you install the “MSDN Library for Visual Studio Codename Orcas”, you can navigate as follows: + Development Tools and Languages   + Visual Studio     + .NET framework Programming in Visual Studio       + Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)…

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