I've been keeping my eye on the TechNet Briefings and there are some good SQL Server specific events appearing over the next few months.  This one in particular looks useful https://msevents-eu.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=118768584 Upgrading to SQL 2005 – How do I migrate from my existing SQL Server and what are my options? This is scheduled for 28th Feb at the Microsoft UK campus.  I'll also be helping out so please come along if you're interesting in migrating to SQL Server 2005.