I was just browsing the very good http://www.SqlServerCentral.com and came across a survey they conducted in March (not sure how I missed it) on which features of 2005 folks were most keen to have...
You will need to register to see it, however it is well worth a quick scan. I am a sucker for surveys and stats 🙂 http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/bknight/sqlserver2005surveyresults.asp
Couple of bits thats stuck out for me:
- Looks like traditional developers recognise we have added some great (and needed) security and tsql enhancements. I will try and make sure we give some ample air time to these areas in our sessions for the UK.
- 48% felt they would upgade at RTM or within a few months - which is very welcome from my perspective!