A quick reminder for folks who are not on the SQL Server user group mailing list - Kevin Kline is speaking in Dublin and Cork this week. Kevin is consistently one of the most highly rated speakers at Irish community events - so it is well worth heading along if you are using (or thinking of using) SQL Server 2005. Details from the user group site are included below. 

End-to-End Troubleshooting for SQL Server 2005
Learning how to detect, diagnose and resolve performance problems in SQL Server can be very difficult.  It often takes years of on-the-job experience to learn how to use the tools and techniques that help you detect when a problem is occurring, diagnose the root-cause of the problem, and then resolve the problem.  This hands-on session will take you from the very start of a problem situation on SQL Server, showing you how to use the native tools that help you keep SQL Server at top performance.
Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline is the Director of Technology for the SQL Server Solutions Group at Quest Software. He is a recognized SQL Server expert and author of the O'Reilly titles SQL in a Nutshell and Transact-SQL Programming, both going on their second editions. With more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry, Kevin has worked on large-scale database projects at Deloitte & Touche, NASA and the U.S. Army. He is currently the president of the international SQL Server user's group, PASS. In addition to being a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Kevin is a regular contributor to database technology magazines, Web sites and discussion forums.