It's funny how I thought that with SQL Server 2005 out the door I'd have more time to spend on this blog and other long-delayed projects. Boy was I wrong! We kicked the SP1 work in high gear the minute we shipped SQL Server. I probably cannot reveal much at this point but if you're a user of the typed XML feature chances are you'll be pleased with this first service pack. We addressed issues with some pretty important scenarios. It'll be a few more months before we ship SP1 so you'll have to be patient but this will be worth the wait.