Learn the key basics of writing quality Transact-SQL code.
Attaching and detaching databases isn't rocket science, but if you have a lot of databases to attach it's pretty boring. Andy has written some VB code that uses SQL-DMO to speed up the process. But DMO isn't the only way - can you write a TSQL script to do the same thing? Fame and fortune await!
The SQLParser object - mostly undocumented - gives you an easy way to convert a TSQL string into a colorized RTF string. Andy started with that and wrote some code to change it to HTML. Useful? Never know! Code and demo program included with the article.
The User_Defined_Functions.exe file contains the User-Defined Functions white paper. The User-Defined functions white paper outlines the characteristics of the new user-defined function (UDF) feature that is introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The white paper also summarizes how you can create your own Transact-SQL functions to extend the programmability of Transact-SQL.
Amir Netz is one of the true OLAP and SQL Server gurus at Microsoft. If you ever get the chance to see him speak, go. This is one of his articles examining OLAP services.