Starting the week of December 6th, Microsoft will launch a series of webcasts focused on SQL Server 2005 Development. During the week of December 6th, Microsoft/MSDN will host 15 webcasts introducing all the new features of SQL Server 2005 for Developers. Then, starting in January, there will be at least one webcast per week focused on specific developer topics for SQL Server 2005.

There are a bunch of benefits to watching this series (in addition to the wealth of information provided ;):

  • Everyone who attends a webcast will receive a copy of the Beta 2 Resource Kit and the Beta 3 Resource Kit when it ships. 
  • The first 1500 people that watch 5 or more webcasts will also receive a special, limited edition SQL Server 2005 Webcast T-shirt.
  • All webcast viewers will be entered into a competition to win an XBOX, one for each day of the week. The official rules are here.

The official site with session information, dates, times and abstracts is: and if I hear of any updates I will also keep you posted on further details, etc…