Updated: Jan 2008. One of the big changes in SQL Server 2005 is the integration of the CLR into the relational engine itself. This is probably the biggest reason for the delays in completing the product and it is a controversial decision. Steve Jones spends a few minutes looking at the pros and cons of having the CLR integrated and possible implications for DBAs.
2008-01-25 (first published: 2005-05-02)
Everyone wants to get ahead of the curve with SQL Server 2005, but many people don't have the time or desire to dig through a Google search. Steve Jones has gotten quite a few requests for resources, so here is a compiled list of some places that might help you get started.
2006-09-08 (first published: 2005-04-21)