I'm back from paternity leave - and quite excited to be getting back to work.  Ironically, it seems like work is much easier then helping with the baby and chasing our two year old daughter around.  Microsoft gives male employees four weeks of paid paternity leave (which is quite nice), plus I took two weeks of vacation.  Between the nice weather we been having in Seattle this summer (most people from other parts of the world would call it a drought) and the extended family time, it was a very nice six weeks.  However, I am a little sick of The Wiggles.
We are currently very busy plannig for PDC this year, and I am very interested in what kind of content SqlXml users who will be attending would be interested in.  Please feel free to contact me directly with any ideas or suggestions. 
Still working on part two of the article, should be out in the October time frame shortly before PDC.  Unfortunately, I am a little short on time lately (maybe for ever) so I am trying to work on it a bit at a time.  However, I will be high lighting a couple of fixes that I got into SqlXml WR 3 sp2 , based on problems that I ran into when developing the sample application.  The entire exercise has reminded me again of how important it is to develop end-to-end applications to verify the libraries we ship.