This book wouldn't have been possible without the help of many people. I'd like to thank my editors Jeff Pepper, Ralph Davis, and Jonathan Gennick for making this book better. Thanks to reviewers Louis Davidson, Vyas Kondreddi, Deac Lancaster, Alex Lim, and Josh Sackett for providing valuable technical feedback. I'd like to thank the production teamAdam Witwer, Nancy Kotari, and Bill McManusfor putting everything together. I'd also like to thank Jan Shanahan at Microsoft for promptly and patiently answering questions while SQL Server 2005 evolved. Of course, none of this would be necessary without the SQL Server 2005 team at Microsoftyou built a great piece of software. Finally, thank you, Molly, my friends, and my familyyou are what matter most.