With all the new features in SQL 2008, it is easy for me to call 29 pages an executive summary.

Kevin Kline, SQL Server MVP, has put together a top ten list that goes into relative detail on the following ten points:

  1. SQL Improvements
  2. Developer Improvements
  3. Reporting Services Improvements
  4. Compression
  5. Data Types and Data Storage
  6. Security
  7. Resource Governor
  8. Auditing and Change Tracking
  9. Analysis Services Performance Improvements
  10. Multi-Server Management

The whitepaper can be downloaded here from Redmondmag.com.

Highly recommended read, even for those who have been using SQL 2008 for a while now.