Good QotD...As usual, it seems the best way to learn new items is to take a little quiz on them. I learned a couple of new things today..just not related to the point of the question.
First, I thought it was going to throw a syntax error on this statement, but it is valid. I guess it will once you add a new column to the table, it will give you some grief.
INSERT INTO @TABLE
Second, I have used compound operators in C#, but not in SQL.