XML: A Revolution Unfolds
XML is revolutionizing the way data is shared and distributed accross the
Intranets and Internet. Powerful tools such as
the transformation language XSL and namespaces simplifies the processing of
XML and enables the standardized usage of XML
for even more applications - an important aspect for the widespread
acceptance of XML as the foundation of an application
architecture for the Web and inter-business eCommerce.
I will present the reasons for XML and how it enables a powerful application
architecture for the Web and eCommerce.
During the talk, I will give an overview of the current state of XML, both
with respect to Microsoft and the rest of
the XML world. Live demos will give you the chance to see how XML and XSL
can be leveraged to build data driven
applications that may be distributed accross the Web. Finally, I will give a
short overview of some of the places
Microsoft wants to go tomorrow with XML.
Michael Rys is a program manager at Microsoft in the SQLServer group's XML
team. Prior to that, he got his Ph.D. in the
area of database systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in
Zurich and was working on the Lore and TSIMMIS
projects at Stanford during his post-doctorate.