The W3C has released a new draft of Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), filling in changes since Last Call but not yet a Candidate Recommendation.
This article describes the Index Tuning Wizard in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The Index Tuning Wizard simplifies the task of identifying which indexes to create in a table and also optionally generates scripts to create them by analyzing a user-supplied workload. Various modes are offered for tuning
In revamping the way SQL Server implements security in the 7.0 release, Microsoft created a flexible and powerful method for managing users’ access both to the SQL Server system and to the databases. The changes also created confusion as administrators tried to upgrade from SQL Server 6.5 security.
OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, introduced two new technical committees (TCs), as part of its expanded process for the development of industrial XML standards. The Consortium added the OASIS Customer Information Quality TC for customer profile management and the OASIS Entity Resolution T
WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an
Any XML document is part of a set of XML documents that are logically equivalent within an application context, but which vary in physical representation based on syntactic changes permitted by XML 1.0 [XML] and Namespaces in XML [Names]. This specification describes a method for generating a physic
On September 16th 1999, the Open e-Book authoring Group published a document named "Open e-Book Publication Structure 1.0". This document can be downloaded at http://www.openebook.com. (It is also available as an e-book.) However, although the content specification is a standard, each reader
Another solution we have found is to use the offerings from Microsoft's SQL Server 7. SQL 7 has a few key pieces of functionality that lend themselves to the sometimes disconnected user. The first key piece is the MSDE (Microsoft Data Engine), which is actually the guts of SQL 7 without the fron
Enterprises need the ability to quickly analyze and access diverse information sources in order to make better decisions. To meet this challenge, it is necessary to integrate, consolidate, and summarize information from heterogeneous data sources. By doing this, you create a data warehouse—a large,
One of the problems in learning a new technology like XML is getting used to the jargon. A good book will hold you by the hand, introduce terms gradually, and use them precisely and consistently. Out in the real word, though, people use imprecise terminology that often makes it hard to understand th