Welcome to my newly created blog. My name is Denis Ruckebusch. I've been part of the test organization at Microsoft for the past 6 years. I spent the last 4 working on the new XML datatype feature in SQL Server 2005.

My main area of focus is typed XML. I mostly deal with XML schemas, validation of XML instances against thoses schemas, and running XQueries over typed XML. Since there are already a number of Microsoft bloggers dealing with the new XML functionality I will try to focus on issues specific to schemas and typed XML.

If you are currently using SQL Server 2005 and already have comments or questions about the use of typed XML, don't hesitate to drop me a line!