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Detailed locking view: sp_lock2

By Alexander Chigrik – As a SQL Server DBA, I often need a reference to information about locks. Microsoft recommends using the sp_lock system stored procedure to report locks information. This very useful procedure returns the information about SQL Server process ID, which lock the data, about loc

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New OASIS Standards Approved

Three OASIS Committee Specifications, Directory Services Markup Language (DSML) v2, ebXML Registry Service (RS) v2, and ebXML Registry Information Model (RIM) v2, have passed final approval by the OASIS membership at-large to gain official status as OASIS Standards. To reach this milestone, each of

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An Overview of MSXML 4.0

by Steven Livingstone – In this article we will look at the latest XML parser from Microsoft, MSXML 4.0. Microsoft has taken a lot of criticism in the past over its adoption of non-standard schema and XSL drafts, which happened most often in early parser releases and even version 3.0 to a lesser ext