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  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Past and Future of XML

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    There is a very interesting interview with Tim Bray, one of the original editors of the XML specification, in the February 2005 ACM Queue (it's only in the print version, not online, as of this writing). Some of the more intriguing bits ... [Responding...
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    CTP? Yeah you know me!

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    I know I know, corney, but it just popped into my head. As I'm sure you've read elsewhere, the February CTP is out. I just wanted to give an updated of what you can expect from SqlXml: SQLNCLI support - This should be pretty self-explanitory, you can...
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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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    Happy Birthday to XML

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    One of my fellow co-workers just informed me that today is the 7th birthday of XML. Sure enough, 7 years ago today is the date on the first XML 1.0 Specification . Ah, and how far we've all come since then. 7 years ago I was most of the way through my...
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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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    Announcements and Explanations about XQuery in .NET 2.0

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    Soumitra Sengupta and Charlie Heinemann have published an announcement of about the Status of XQuery in the .NET Framework 2.0 . Michael Rys has pointed to this article and provided some other links, and I have gone into more detail about this in my weblog...
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    Xml Team, Front and Center

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    As of this post, the XML Team Blog now takes over the blog on the front of the XML Developer Center on MSDN. I'm looking forward to more frequent and varied posts as more member of the XML Team contribute to this effort. Please don't stop sending feedback...
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    Sql Server Xml Web Cast

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    Michael Rys will be doing an MSDN Webcast on April 5th about Managing XML Data on the Database with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 (Level 300) . The decription from the page: "This session explores advanced concepts and techniques for working...
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    MVP.Xml Library 1.0 Released

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    Our MVP's rock. In addition to the work they do supporting and promoting our products, as well as providing feedback to us on what we're doing, they've been implementing a set of additional XML-centric components for the .Net Framework, collectivly called...
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    Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument

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    Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument has a number of benefits, including the ability to use LINQ to XML, use a much cleaner object model, get better name handling with XName and being able to use functional constructors. However, there are a lot of...
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    Elements containing either text or other elements

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    Overview A question pops up now and again in XML-related newsgroups about being able to define an element that could contain either text or other elements. Basically, people want to say <myelement> Some text </myelement> Or <myelement>...
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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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    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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    CSS vs XSL

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    Last Week Xml.com posted an article by HakonWium Lie and Michael Day called "Printing XML: Why CSS is Better than XSL" . It was a pretty good read on why, for printing and web page rendering purposes, CSS is better than XSLT. The authors are careful to...
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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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    Converting iTunes playlists to Zune playlists using VB 9.0

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    It has been a while since my last post and I apologize for that. There was a lot of work going on in getting the xml integration in VB into production quality. In this blog I would like to share with you a fun little demo I wrote for Xml 2006 conference...
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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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    Srikanth ... Another Introduction

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    Following the trend, I would like to introduce myself. I joined Microsoft and the XML team recently as a PM. I have now come to own the XmlReader, the native Infoset Reader, the XmlWriter and the Xml Binary Reader (both native and managed). Prior to coming...
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    Understanding XML Schema Sets in the XSD Designer

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    We have recently blogged about the new XML Schema Designer and the various views over schemas offered by it. We visit here the concept of schema sets, which are actually the central organizing concept around what is shown in the designer for a buffer...
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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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    MSXML4 SP3 Is Available Now!

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    Today, we officially released MSXML4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on the Microsoft Download Center as a stand-alone installer in multiple languages. MSXML4.0 SP3 is a complete replacement of MSXML4.0, MSXML4.0 SP1 and MSXML4.0 SP2 and contains a number of...
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