Here are some helpful resources on SQL Server 2005 for those who are evaluating it and/or preparing for it:
- Microsoft's SQL Server TechCenter
- MSDN's SQL Server Development Center
- SQL Server 2005 downloads
- SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (the free version of SQL Server)
- Free Virtual Labs on SQL Server 2005
- Free courses on SQL Server 2005 from Microsoft eLearning (the "free" part probably won't last too long)
- The SQL Server community
- SQL Server User Group - PASS
- SQL Server Worldwide User Group - SSWUG
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