In case you hadn't noticed, VS 2005 is getting real traction. To add to the momentum, we announced yesterday, a new role-based edition for Database Professionals. IMHO, most developers are relational database designers, testers, maintainers, versioners, ...

This new version will provide lots of great support for database pros during the application development lifecycle. As a matter of fact, this edition makes them full-fledged team members with the tool support formerly reserved for other roles on the development team.

Get all the facts here:

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-31vsdatabasepr.mspx

QUOTATION: Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.
ATTRIBUTION: George V. Higgins (b. 1939), U.S. novelist. Guardian (London, June 17, 1988).

-Ken