Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’m changing to multiple best practices session in a single day. In the morning, I’ll be speaking about T-SQL query plans and “why queries run slowly” in a session called “Best Practices for Procedural SQL Code”. And in the afternoon, a different data model and query language (but the same optimizer) in “Best Practices for XML data type and XQuery”. Be sure to drop in if you’re interested in either of those topics.


Today’s surprise was a preview of the upcoming SQL Server 2008 Powershell Provider. It seemed to be a big hit with the folks that came to the session and promises to be yet another step in consolidating administrative tasks in a common form by using Powershell.


See you at TechEd/Developers Barcelona!