I initially started off doing SQL Server work after finishing from Uni for a few months, loved it but then was whisked away and told to attend to problem applications, basically, programming code debugging and coding in fixes etc. From there on I have been spending alot more time coding in VB.NET than attending to SQL related tasks. I was really impressed with the SQL Server 05 & 08 when I first checked out the features on them, kinda brought back my interest for it.
From my work point of view, I would like to utilise SQL Server more in terms of enhancing applications being built instead of it being just a data store, some programmers tend to code everything into thier applications than utilizing what SQL server has to offer. Would we by any chance have some guidelines telling us whats best in terms of either using SQL Server or direct applicating coding when building functionalities and business logic etc.?