Exploring New Releases

One of the things I like most about new releases of software products is exploring the new capabilities. The big features always make in to the read me and the major articles but there's always a bunch of smaller things that are really cool but don't capture the headlines. I recently read two blog postings that highlight new "delighters" in SQL2K8. The first one by Paul Nielsen shows a few shortcut keys for IntelliSense in SSMS. The second one by Joni Moilanen (or Jemm) is on setting the status bar color in the T-SQL query editor in SSMS.