SQL Server “Katmai”, which some folks are already calling “SQL Server 2008″ because of its scheduled release date, was officially annonuced yesterday. I’ve been following things and noticed, a while back, that there are a number of Katmai sessions scheduled at TechEd in Orlando, in June. Now that there is an official announcement, I guess I can blog about these without possibly hurting anyone’s feelings. Note that, as with the official announcement, the descriptions are pretty sparse. So you’ll have to come and see for yourself…


DAT201 – The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Overview
DAT202 – The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Beyond Relational
DAT303 – The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Data Warehousing Enhancements
DAT204 – The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Manageability Overview


DAT17-TLC – Spatial Support in Microsoft SQL Server
DAT06-TLC – New T-SQL System Types in the Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server
DAT18-TLC – Overview of New T-SQL Programmability Features in the Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server