Microsoft are planning to release a new version of SQL Server next year that will be called Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
It hosts lots of new features, for instance the ability to work directly with entities in the database instead of tables and views. An interesting feature, I wonder how good it will be.
SQL Reports will also be better and the integration with MS Office system (=SharePoint?) has be enhanced.
Have a look at Microsofts website for SQL Server 2008 for more information and some videos.
CRM and SharePoint Consultant