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From my friends at RVNUG ... which includes me :)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holiday season.

Our first meeting of the year is just two days away. The meeting
is at the Roanoke County Public Safety Building and begins at 6pm.
For directions and more information visit www.rvnug.org.

Please make an effort to come out and welcome Geoff Snowman. Geoff
will be presenting on Querying XML using XQuery. He has presented at
many MSDN events across the country; so let's show our appreciation
for his visit with a large turnout. (Tell your friends, tell your
friend's friends, and if you don't have any friends - tell your
coworkers).

Geoff has been a Microsoft Developer Champion for several years and
recently changed jobs within Microsoft to "BPI technology specialist
with the Mid Atlantic States District". We were fortunate to have
scheduled with Geoff before he assumed his new duties.

**PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Querying XML Using XQuery

It's impossible to overstate the importance of XML as a data format.
This presentation will drill down into XPath and XQuery, two of the
standards from W3C that support XML. XPath allows you to identify a
sub-node within an XML document. It's the standard format for
searching XML documents. XQuery builds on XPath to allow selection
and manipulation of sections within an XML document. Microsoft has
adopted XQuery as the query language for XML documents stored in SQL
Server 2005. When you read XML data from a SQL Server 2005 database,
you'll typically need to use a combination of SQL and XQuery to
select the XML that you require.

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 3:35 PM RVNUG | Back to top


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