I'm sure I'm not the only SQL Admin to look at the XML Datatype and respond "Ugh!"
In my recent reading, I'm starting to get the hint that there might be something to this XML thing-- it's not just a buzzword from a previous decades. How about a series of articles which starts with
1. an introduction to XML and explains the important parts of XML (it looks like HTML, but obviously it's different)...
2. The XML Datatype
3. Creating XML Indexes ('cause them seem to be different from normal indexes in the same way that full-text indexes different from normal indexes.)
4. Generating XML from Queries.
and I'm hoping somewhere in there that XSD will be explained.
And I have the sneaking suspicion that there is more to the topic, but I've barely scratched the surface. I don't yet know what I don't know!
(I toss this out there in case there are some terribly smart potential series writers looking for a topic. 🙂 )