SQL Server Central ran a very interesting survey back in the spring of last year. The authors asked respondents to rank features in SQL Server 2005 by how important they were to the user. It's very interesting reading. The survey and results are located at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/bknight/sqlserver2005surveyresults.asp. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
In addition, question four of the survey asked ’Is there a feature that you feel is really missing from SQL Server 2005?'. There are over a couple hundred answers and some of the make good discussion material for innovation in future releases of SQL Server. You can find this information at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/bknight/usersqlserver2005features.asp.
Does the general community answer match your own values? I’m particularly interested in understanding how much difference there is in the needs of Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) and big <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
What do you think?