If you read my scaleout article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/learnmore/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/ScalOutSQL.asp you know Service Oriented Data Architecture is one of the most interesting scaleout technologies for SQL Server 2005. If you are interested in how to use SODA and the new features in SQL Server 2005 to scaleout your SQL Server applications, my friend Bob Beauchemin is offering SODA classes. The description of the class is here: http://www.sqlskills.com/20060731Dev_SODA4Day.asp and the schedule is here:
Bob literally wrote the book on SQL Server 2005 development and those of you who have been in his classes know he’s an excellent teacher so his classes are well worth taking. I haven’t seen the class but I have seen some of the materials and it looks like an excellent class.