Well, many lines of code and 5 years later, SQL Server 2005 is out the door. I have been in the lab benchmarking with close partners lately and I am certainly impressed with the results. With all the added sophistication and new features, we are still providing many perf benefits to apps upgrading from SQL 2000. I thought I point out one cool presentation to people who are doing the same type of work these days: This presentation highlights all the tranparant features that you get for free when you upgrade to 2005.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032275601&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US