I decided to do a weekly links post with interesting SQL Server stuff, I also include a bunch of funny things at the bottom.
Bob Beauchemin has two post that deal with Spatial Data: Using SQL Server 2008 spatial and the Virtual Earth map control - 1 and Using SQL Server 2008 spatial and the Virtual Earth map control - 2. The Spatial Data posts are more for people who do front end as well as back end development.
Two Interesting articles by the PSS SQL Server Engineers
How it Works: SQL Server Per Query Degree Of Parallelism Worker Count(s) and How It Works: SQL Server 2005 Connection and Task Assignments
Kalen Delany's Geek City: String Statistics post. My own Functions That Are Not Often Used: SIGN from sqlblog. Amdahl’s Law by Linchi Shea
If that is not enough for you there are also a bunch of SQL Server 2008 Webcasts available as well as a bunch of SQL Server 2008 Videos.
The non technical stuff:
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