A download of Microsoft’s XML View Mapper Beta is now available for SQL Server 2000. According to Microsoft, “SQL Server XML View Mapper enables you to produce an XML schema file that relates an XML Data Reduced (XDR) schema to a SQL Server schema.” XML View Mapper’s tools and a working environment automate the process of manually merging data from two types of schema. To use XML View Mapper, you need working knowledge of XML database concepts and terms. Go to http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp to download XML View Mapper.