As Paul Flessner publicly announced at his TechEd 2005 keynote, the world-wide RTM launch date has been set to the week of Nov 7th 2005 and the June community tech preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2005 has been released. Again, we have added improvements in stability, performance and scalability. And like for the previous CTPs, I have a list of some important changes in the XML area. Note that the release comes with a more general breaking changes list that you should take a look at as well.

Please continue here for the list of changes that may affect existing usages of XML.