Web Abstract:

  • Some information in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 query plans can be viewed only in XML format, by using the SQL Server 2005 Showplan feature.
  • To make Microsoft SQL Server 2005 XML query plans easier to read, you can use the free Microsoft tool, XML Notepad 2007.

It was early 1999, and several SQL Server authors and a group of people from a small publishing company sat around a conference table discussing the possibility of a magazine entirely devoted to SQL Server. I had just finished writing my first SQL Server book, Inside SQL Server 7.0, which was set to appear that spring. I loved the idea of being able to continue writing about my favorite topic, month after month, and I loved the fact that the debut issue of SQL Server Magazine