RedGate (a company with some awesome SQL Server products) is releasing a tool called SQL Prompt that looks phenomenal from what I've seen to this point. It allows developers to get intellisense as they develop SQL queries within Query Analyzer, SQL Server 2005 Management Studio, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio .NET 2003, SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager and UltraEdit32. I haven't had a chance to try the beta out a whole lot yet but it looks like the final release will be May 22nd and I'm pretty excited about it since I've always wanted intellisense in these tools as I create different types of queries. Did I mention that they're releasing it for free? :-)
I'm giving a conference talk on May 18th at Los Alamos, NM about new features in ASP.NET 2.0. I've never been there (or to Santa Fe) so it should be fun to see that part of state. The code for the talk demonstrates using Server controls, Validation controls, TableAdapters, data binding with the ObjectDataSource, Master Pages, Themes and more and can be downloaded here.
I taught Microsoft's new .NET Distributed Application Development (intro and advanced) courses this week at Interface Technical Training. I had a lot of fun and met some great people doing various distributed development projects. I promised them I'd get the code samples I put together in class on my blog so here they are. For those that attended....thanks! I really enjoyed meeting you!