The January/February issue of TechNet Magazine is right around the corner, but if you just can't wait and need a sneek peek, have a look here: TechNet Magazine - January/February 2006.  You'll get a look at our upcoming lineup, as well two preview articles.  The first is an overview of you what you need to know as you prepare to upgrade to SQL Server 2005 (<>Set the Stage for a Smooth Upgrade) and the second is an in-depth look at the new tools available to help STOP THE SPAM (New Weapons in the Fight Against Spam).  I hope this will tide you over for the next week or two.  The rest of the issue will go live on January 3, 2006.

In the meantime, warmest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season from all of us at TechNet Magazine!

See you next year,


Joshua Hoffman
Technical & Acquisitions Editor
TechNet Magazine
tnmag@microsoft.com