XML Queries and Indexing in SQL Server 2005: "XML Queries and Indexing in SQL Server 2005
By Mike Gunderloy
SQL Server 2005 is the first version of Microsoft's flagship database to truly embrace XML. True, SQL Server 2000 has some bolt-on XML functionality, but in SQL Server 2005 XML is pervasive. In particular, you can use the new XML columns to actually store XML documents as part of a table. In this article, I'll dig into another part of the XML story: indexing those columns for faster searching."