Yah, I already knew about most of those. Plug-ins was a nice surprise.
I'm curious how TVPs are going to work with ADO.NET. It's cool that T-SQL supports it, but I'll usually just want to pass some table data in from code. In the past I built small Xml Documents and passed them in.
I personally like the fact that
Dundas Charting will be available because I happen to be working on an application that requires it. The fact that reporting is no longer tied to IIS is also a Godsend. The new seperate date and time data types are great, but the star of the show is intellisense.
I just personally disliked having to do any parsing (string or xml) with SQL so anything that can avoid that will be great. Speaking of Addins, I wonder if TommyCarlier should refactor
parts of his DB client to be a SQL addin
Cool stuff, I find the Web Edition interesting, it'll probably fit perfectly for websites and I guess (hope) the price will be reasonable.
I think Tommy's client was for people without the SQL Management Studio... I can't really see why you'd need it if you had access to SQL Server 2008's client, with intellisense and server connection support built right in.