A new July CTP of SQL Server 2008 was released this week. Its available from http://connect.microsoft.com Once you register there is an excellent graphic which show exactly what new features were introduced in both the June and July CTP's. Of the ten inprovements outlined for the July CTP I'm particulatly interested in looking at the Date/Time data types and the performance data collection. I'll be playing with these as well as some of the other new features over the next couple of weeks and posting comments as appropriate.