Included with the CD:
Windows DNA is Microsoft's long-term strategy and architecture for developers to build robust, distributed, Web-based applications using the Windows architecture. The architecture uses a presentation layer based on Active Server Pages and IIS, a middle tier comprised of COM+, ADO, and Microsoft Message Queue, and a backend utilizing SQL Server and/or DBMS.
Microsoft has already released XML for SQL Server 7.0 as a download that provides some basic functionality on top of SQL Server. The download can be found at the Microsoft Web site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml). -- Brian Ploskina
About the Author
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.