Beta 1 of XML for SQL Server 2000 Web Release 2 is now available from the Microsoft Web site. This release requires the US English version of SQL Server 2000 (Version 8.00.194) to be installed before the installation can be run. From Microsoft:
"SQL Server 2000 introduced several new features for querying database tables and receiving the results as an XML document. Web release 1 of XML for SQL Server added Updategrams and Bulk load functionality as well as a host of other features to the SQL Server 2000 base. Continuing the Web Release strategy, Web Release 2 Beta 1 adds support for XSD mapping schemas, Client-Side "For XML" functionality and a new SQLXML OLEDB provider. The client-side "For XML" functionality means that some of the XML for SQL Server 2000 features will be available to SQL Server 7.0 users."
"This product is not final and should not be fully deployed in a production environment. Features and functionality may change before the product is released in its final form. Please refer to the End User License Agreement for further details."
The beta download is available here.
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