Pro SQL Server 2008 XML is one of a very few books to go deeply into SQL Server's increasingly extensive XML feature-set. XML is a critical technology in today's world, and SQL Server developers and administrators cannot afford ignorance of what XML has to offer in that area. Readers will want Michael Coles' excellent book to keep their skill set current with what SQL Server has to author. Michael delivers in spades, giving a clear explanation not only of XML in SQL Server, but also by touching on the broader picture of how Microsoft's XML feature set relates to international standards.
Michael Coles has more than a decade's experience designing and administering SQL Server databases. A prolific writer of articles on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he holds MCDBA and MCP certifications. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University in Georgia. A member of the United States Army Reserve, he was activated for two years following 9/11.