What New Programmability Features Will There Be in SQL 11?

There is probably no secret that Microsoft is working hard on next version of SQL Server. The rumour has it that it will be named SQL 11 (it apparently goes under the code name of Denali. Quiz; MS has used the Denali code name previously, what was it for? Answers in the comments ).

Anyway, the SQL PASS summit is this coming week and another rumour says we might see a CTP being released during the conference. I, for one, cannot wait to see a CTP and see what new features it brings. Which brings me back to this post. If we look at some of the previous releases of SQL we can see that they have had a mixed bag of features for developers:

So, IMHO, it is now time for relational developers to get some love from Microsoft in this release of SQL Server. Seeing that the Christmas is soon upon us here is my wish list to Santa SQL:

This is my wish-list, I wonder how much of this we will see, if any. Post your own wish-lists in the comments please.

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