Now that SQL Server 2008 is out and available, Microsoft is hosting a series of roadshow events around the country to highlight the new features of the product. The sessions are four hours, with the first half focused on DBA/Dev topics and the second half focused on BI.
I'm based in Cleveland, and so I'll be doing the presentations for the Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan events. Here's the details on the events and links to the registration sites:
Tuesday Oct 14, 2008 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AMC Cinemas - Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX,
275 Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH 43219
Wednesday Oct 22, 2008 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit
19525 Victor Parkway,
Livonia, MI 48152
If you want to get a great overview of the capabilities of SQL Server 2008 it'll be well worth your time.