The Moscone Center is thick with IT professionals, developers, vendors, show floor models, strange celebrity impersonators, and even IT reporters.  (And if you're wondering - yes - I got my photo taken with Madonna, Steven Tyler, Tina Turner, and Cher.)

I actually was interviewed for four different media outlets.  The UK's largest IT publication published some quotes from me at:  http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2005/11/01/212652/HasSQLServer2005beenworththewait.htm. And you can see one recording of me at the event via an MSDN podcast.  But I have no idea what the URL is!!!  If you find it, please let me know.

Some other places to check for media reaction:

-   Microsoft holding the database line:  http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/tech/ronnaabramson/10251421.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

-   Microsoft sets sights on Oracle:
http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/tech/ronnaabramson/10251629.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

-   Microsoft unviels new software versions: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/051107/microsoft_server_software.html?.v=2

-   Microsoft joins customers and vendors to launch new software:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051107/sfm099.html?.v=30

And for news about what the other side of the industry thinks:

-   Oracle feels the squeeze:
http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/tech/billsnyder/10251888.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

-   Oracle pledges support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051107/sfm096.html?.v=27

Cheers!

-Kevin