I always find that looking at the Hot Off the Press page on www.microsoft.com/mspress always provides some interesting insights about what's coming. For example, you can see a couple of recently published SQL Server books: Inside Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005: The Storage Engine, and Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005: Database Essentials Step by Step. I love the "Inside" series - I've loved them for years. Can't wait to work through my pending book list and get to this one. 🙂
You can also get a glimpse of some of the 'hot areas' in the coming months from this page. For example, managing software teams has these title coming up: Enterprise Scrum, Getting Results from Software Development Teams, and Managing Projects with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team System. All good stuff - if the books live up to their titles, these certainly sound like they are worth the time to read and think on.