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  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Using the right version of MSXML in Internet Explorer

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    I’ve been working closely with the IE team leading up to the release of IE7 and looking at the use of XML in the browser. During this investigation one thing has become immediately obvious – there is a lot of confusion around the versioning story for...
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    Typed XML programmer -- Welcome to LINQ!

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    Announcing the LINQ to XSD Preview Ever since PDC 2005, when XLinq was unleashed ( now called LINQ to XML ), we have been receiving questions about the possibility of a typed XML programming approach in the LINQ world . Not surprisingly, we have...
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    XSLT planning

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    We are planning what features /improvements need to go in the next release for XSLT. We are making these decisions based on customer input and feedback. So I would like to hear your views on what you would like to see in the release of XSLT. We...
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    LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

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    I’m happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual Studio 2008. The previous preview release of LINQ to XSD targeted Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2008 but did not work on later builds. Many of the people who originally...
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    XML Notepad 2006

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    XML Notepad 2006 provides a simple intuitive User Interface for browsing and editing XML documents. XML Notepad shows how to use some advanced features of System.XML in the .NET Frameworks 2.0. The download includes source code. See the handy design doc...
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    MSXML4 is going to be kill bit-ed

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    Please read the latest entry on this at http://blogs.msdn.com/xmlteam/archive/2007/09/13/we-are-not-killbit-ing-msxml4.aspx - We are NOT killbiting MSXML4 Hi, We are going to kill bit MSXML4 in the October – December timeframe of this year...
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    Announcing CTP1 of the XML Schema Designer

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    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...
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    XML Projects

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    Now that Whidbey is almost out the door, we've started planning our next release. A number of customers have told us that they would like to have XML Projects. However, nobody explained exactly what that meant. So I'd like to investigate this a bit further...
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    VB 9.0 Xml features - latest update

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    For those who do not know me yet, my name is Avner Aharoni and I am a program manager in the WebData Xml team. I am working on the VB 9.0 Xml features that I believe will make VB the most productive language with which to program Xml. We heard from...
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    Standalone XQuery Implementation in .NET?

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    XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are now W3C Recommendations, thanks in part to the contributions of several Microsoft employees over the years. An earlier draft of the XQuery specification is supported in SQL Server 2005 , and you can send an XQuery to the server...
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    Upgrading to MSXML 6.0

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    Contents Upgrading to MSXML 6.0 . 1 1. Abstract 1 2. Installation & Upgrade . 2 3. Security Migration – Understanding Off-By-Default 3 4. Improving W3C XSD 1.0 Conformance & Compatibility with System.Xml 2.0: Changes to the XmlSchemaCache...
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    New XSD Functionality shipped in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

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    A few months ago we added the XML Schema Explorer to the SP1 Beta release and are happy to announce that this week we've shipped with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM release. As previously stated, the XML Schema Explorer illustrates...
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    XML Features in the February CTP of Visual Studio “Orcas”

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    We're nearly code complete on the next version of Visual Studio, and will soon be releasing a Community Technology Preview (CTP) so that you can take a look, work on prototypes, and think about how the new features might fit into your development plans...
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    Live from MIX07: Silverlight and XML!

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    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...
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    Announcing the XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008

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    XML Tools team has released the XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008 - a quick and reliable performance analysis profiler tool that assists in the development and debugging of XSLT documents. The XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008 allows developers to measure...
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    Whidbey has now left the building...

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    "May I have your attention please: Whidbey has now left the building." That's right folks, after much ado, Whidbey (VS2005 + .Net Framework 2.0) has finally shipped. There's allot of great stuff in this release; looking back......
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    XML and Draconian Error Handling

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    I can just hear sound of the long-time XML users' mice clicking to get this horrible topic off the screen ASAP ... but maybe people who are newer to XML will get something out of revisiting one of the oldest controversies: what should be done with text...
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    MS Ignoring developer demand for REST tools?

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    The long running PR battle is heating up again between those who advocate the implementation of service architectures [1] "RESTfully" using XML transferred via HTTP, vs those who work with SOAP, WSDL, and the specs built on them known as "WS-*". The item...
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    It Ain't Easy to be Simple

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    Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert Einstein For every problem, there is a solution...
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    What's New in the XLinq CTP?

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    Avner has blogged about the new XML features added to VB9 in this CTP . I'll do the same for XLinq itself (and one little XML feature in the C# IDE). There have been a number of relatively small changes: Axes that used the term "content" now use...
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    LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 to go with Orcas Beta 1

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    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...
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    Streaming with LINQ to XML - Part 2

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    In the first post in this series we gave some background to a problem the LINQ to XML design team has been working on for some time: how to easily yet efficiently work with very large XML documents. In today's world, developers have a somewhat unpleasant...
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    New XSD Functionality in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1

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    We’re thrilled to announce that today the new XML Schema Explorer is included in the Orcas SP1 Beta release for Visual Studio 2008. We previously released a CTP showcasing a subset of the XML Schema Explorer functionality last August. Many of the...
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    "Standardizing on XML" is far from useless!

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    The war of words over Massachusetts' proposal to standardize on the OASIS Open Document Format continues to rage, stimulating people on all sides to some quite remarkable feats of rhetoric, analysis, speculation, paranoia, and a bit of good ol' FUD. I...
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    Changing the Game

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    by Soumitra Sengupta I am writing from PDC 2005, at Los Angeles. Anders Hejlsberg just showed a demonstration of the Language Integrated Query Framework (codename Project LINQ) at Jim Allchin's keynote address. If you are not at PDC and want to see...
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