The most important new features of SQL Server 2000 concern XML and the added functionality that it provides. This includes the ability to use XML documents to update your database, access SQL Server through HTTP, and retrieve data from your database in XML format. Building extensively on the new features introduced in Professional SQL Server 2000 (1-861004-48-6) this book goes beyond just the key issues and provides blanket in-depth coverage of advanced topics, including both XDR and XSD schemas (support for which has been added in the new Web Release 2), and additions in Web Release 1, such as Updategrams and XML Bulk Load. This book also includes five real-world case studies that show exactly how the XML capabilities of SQL Server 2000 can best be exploited with technologies as diverse as ASP, C#, and SOAP. Who is this book for? This book is for experienced SQL Server developers who are looking to make the data in their SQL Server 2000 databases available in XML and take advantage of the exciting new XML features in the recent Web Releases. What does this book cover? : an introduction to XML; how to retrieve XML data from your database using FOR XML; exposing XML documents as relational result sets using OPENXML; using XDR and XSD schemas to retrieve results through HTTP requests; describing SQL Server tables using XML Views; a detailed discussion of the use of XPath queries with SQL Server; modifying your database with Updategrams; importing XML documents into your database with XML Bulk Load; an overview of the new features provided with Beta 1 of Web Release 2.