As a software developer I obviously have great difficulty in actually reading the fine manual before plundering onwards. It is only when I can’t get things to work or see what I’m supposed to do that I begin to think that perhaps there might be some useful nugget of information hidden away somewhere.
And so it was with the SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) June CTP. I’d heard that there was going to be spatial querying available in the next version of SQL Server, and so there is. It just won’t be available in the June CTP (CTP3). Nor will it be available in the next CTP (4) either. SQL Server 2008 Spatial will hopefully be available after that.