I'll be speaking at the New York City SQL Server user group next Thursday (Jan 27) on "What's New in the SQL Server Denali Database Engine". I'll go through almost all of the new features with demos on each one, including contained databases, additional extended event and PowerShell support, T-SQL enhancements, spatial data, and full-text search enhancements. I'll also provide the reasoning behind the utility of each feature. The meeting is being held, as usual, at the Microsoft Manhattan office. For more details and directions, visit the user group website. See you there.