XSD provides the syntax and defines a way in which elements and attributes can be represented in an XML document. Ramesh Balaji introduces XSD Schema and explains the technology's benefits using a case study.
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Wayne Plourde examines some ways to track visitors with IIS and ASP.NET without spending a fortune on costly log analysis applications. Topics include new ASP.NET features, log-file analysis and beyond, delivery methods, and privacy issues.
Solomon Shaffer explores the creation of ASP.NET user controls and custom server controls. In part 1 of this series, he explains user controls, describes how they intermingle with other elements on the page, and walks through building two simple controls.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 now offers great support for and close integration with XML as a data persistence format. In the first article of his series examining this new support, Alex Homer offers an overview of how SQL Server 2005 stores XML documents and schemas, examines how it supports querying and manipulating XML documents, and provides a simple test application that allows you to experiment with XQuery.
In the second part of of his article on using MySQL with ASP.NET, Ziran Sun covers how to add a new MySQL user to the database server, assign the user the appropriate permissions, connect to the database, and build a simple ASP.NET page to perform a query.
Adnan Masood discusses Microsoft's comprehensive integrated business intelligence, data mining, analysis and reporting solution: Microsoft SQL Server Analysis services and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting services.