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The SQL Server CAT team has put together a list of top features that independent software vendor (ISVs) can use with SQL Server 2008. SQL Server 2008 has hundreds of new and improved features, many of which are specifically designed for your large scale applications.
This article presents details of the top 10 features that we believe are most applicable to such applications based on our work with strategic ISV partners. Along with the description of each feature, the main pain-points the feature helps resolve and some of the important limitations that need to be considered are also presented.
Features that do not require any application change:
Features that require some application code change:
For more information including how to access each of the features and which SQL Server editions have which feature, see Top 10 SQL Server 2008 Features for ISV Applications.