Where should SQL Server go in the future? What enhancements are needed? Steve Jones takes another break from his wishes to include some more feedback from users who have some wishes of their own. Read about what real users of SQL Server would like to see included in future versions.
We've had a soft launch under way for the past week, but now we'd like to sell the rest of the books stacked up at Andy's house! $15 plus shipping will get you a book that you'll be proud to put on your bookshelf. Read this to get latest pricing and answers to the most recent questions we've gotten.
Directly accessing system tables is discouraged - so what's the alternative? Using the Information Schema should allow you to create code that survives upgrades. Beyond that, what can you do with it? Joe has four great examples to get you started.