Policy management, query seeks against partitions, Extensible Key Management--the list goes on.  SQL Server 2008 offers a lot of new features and enhancements that will make life easier for database administrators. 

In the April issue of TechNet Magazine, Randy Dyess takes a tour of the new features you'll find in SQL Server 2008, as they pertain to Management, Scalability, Performance, High Availability, Security, Development, and Business Intelligence.

SQL Server 2008 coverage in the April issue also includes in-depth articles on security enhancements, new data types, improvements to data warehouse query performance, and minimizing blocking.

Are you ready to try out SQL Server 2008? Then visit the TechNet Virtual Lab "What's New in SQL Server 2008 for Database Administrators" to give SQL Server a hands-on try.

Cheers,
matt