I've become a columnist for MSDN magazine and my first column is available in the online edition, Feb 2009 issue today. I'm doing a column every few months called "Under The Table", about database-centric development. The first column is about one of the most exciting (IMHO) new features in SQL Server 2008, spatial data type and indexes, and the spatial library that's part of Microsoft.SqlServer.Types. Hope you like it.
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