Microsoft Events has the following TechNet Webcast: Using the SQL Server Upgrade Advisor and New SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer Tools (Level 200)
Start Time: Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End Time: Thursday, September 07, 2006 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Description: Do you have plans to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in the near future? In this presentation, we describe two valuable tools from Microsoft that can help you identify and address potential issues proactively for a smoother upgrade experience. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor analyzes existing instances of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000, identifies feature and configuration changes that might affect your upgrade, and provides links to documentation that describes each issue and how to resolve it. The new SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer tool helps you ensure that SQL Server instances, databases, and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages adhere to Microsoft best practices. Attend this webcast to learn how to use these tools and how they can help you upgrade your SQL Server environment effectively and efficiently.
Presenter: Paul Mestemaker, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
So does this mean that the SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer is near completion? I don't know but I did ask the same question on the SQL Server Relational Engine Manageability Team Blog
And to give credit where credit is due I saw this first on Dis4ea's SQL Blog