I'm sure you know by now that SQL Server 2008 has RTMed about two days ago and is already available for download to MSDN/TechNet subscribers.

There are additional free downloads that you might also be interested in:

As always, sample databases are available at CodePlex:

Before attempting to install SQL 2008, though, you really should read the release notes which might make it easier for you to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Knowing is half the battle.*


ML