XML is one of those areas where I remain blissfully ignorant.  But I have this nagging feeling that I’d better catch up, and fast.  A document on the MSDN website that has helped me catch-up is called ‘SQLXML Best Practices for Performance’ and it can be found at



The white paper includes lots of nifty tips and tricks for developers to improve the performance of SQLXML.  In addition, the white paper also includes a sample application that illustrates and models lots of best practices for coding and design.


Check it out and let me know what you think!