So I've notice lately that several TV shows, most notably “Friends”, have gone to a viewer's choice system where folks vote on their favorite episodes to see. This seems to happen to either a) lengthen the season or b) raise ratings during slow times. Seems like a good idea to me, so here's what I'm going to do. Given my obvious lack of attention to the blog here, I want to know what folks would like to hear about. Are there any SqlXml topics you'd like opinions or thoughts on? Any guidance on issues you're having? Leave a comment, let me know, and I'll use them to decide what to write about next.
New Dev Center
Thanks in no small part to the efforts of Dare, the new XML Developer Center on MSDN was just launched. Hopefully it will be a one stop shop for all XML related topics here at MS. Included in that is of course SqlXml, though the pickings are somewhat slim at the moment. Have no fear however, as we're working on more content. Maybe Dare will even add this thing to the list on the site if I manage to post a bit more often.
Besides responding to your interests here, I'm making a new effort to get back into the newsgroups much more. It's kind of hard sometimes, remembering that in everything else going on during the day that I should stop for a bit and browse through. Thankfully, there are a lot of other great folks on there answering questions as well. I have made some observations though:
I think those are the big items. Hopefully a few of them will turn into extended blog posts or articles. I think my first article will be on type conversions in XPath over Annotated XSD. A bunch of folks hit this and its quite a confusing story. I'm working on that now and will of course blog about it when done.