Here is a great blog I met up with Damir at Techready3 in Seattle in July.  The Canadian IT Pros   have a shared blog.  If you check out the links on the left there is some SQL content I like the post by a student  who used a SQL Server 2005 to collect IDS log data.  I have played with some of these tools in the past and performance is often an issue.  I thought this was useful so wanted to share it I am looking forward to the second instalment.