Beginning XML in SQL Server
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is an industry standard that allows for transfer of data between systems. Yes, SQL Server understands and can handle XML and the purpose of this presentation is the lay the groundwork for understanding generating XML data from a SQL Server database and consuming it into a SQL Server database.
Cut his database teeth on R:Base 5000, an early SQL database management system that had only a command-line UI but managed to do some pretty cool stuff anyway. After that, it was Paradox, Informix Smartware database and, say it softly, Access. First learned SQL Server in 2000 and has been in love ever since. After escaping the banking industry he did second tier support before finally becoming a database developer, sometime DBA and BI analyst.