The delay(s) have really had no effect in our organization. Yea, there are some new features in SQL 2005 that would be nice to have but we haven’t really bet the farm on any of them. If anything and I may or may not speak for a large majority, we have just become more deeply dependent on SQL 2000. We just find ways to make 2000 work for us. In my opinion most of the folks I know that use SQL 2k have become just that much more comfortable with the product (2K) and so it will just be longer before anybody will make a move to put SQL2005 into their daily routine, much less production. Sure we have been poking around with the betas, but since no one really knew when the product would come to light it was more of an exercise of curiosity than planning an upgrade. I think that until Microsoft says that they will be “laying SQL2000 to rest” and considers those that use it less of a priority will we see a strong desire to upgrade. There are a lot of successful companies that are using 2000 right now and with whatever success those companies have survived the tech bust of the early 2000′s why would they be in a hurry to fix something that ain’t broke, so to say. I think there are other priorities in business right now. At least in the middle market (SMB). I think where you will see the biggest change in adoption is with the higher market because SQL2005 is certainly a viable competitor now with the likes of Oracle and DB2 in that arena. Not that it necessarily wasn’t before (had to cover myself with that previous statement) but 2005 certainly alters the playing field now.