First, I owe our proprietor here a review of Ignite Free or whatever from Confio. Here's the quick review: It's like liquid awesome poured into a coffee cup, ready to drink. Took 5 minutes to set up, 5 minutes to realize "holy crap I need to get this pointed at production NOW!". 5 minutes to ascertain the server load caused by monitoring (almost none). 1 minute to get it pointed to production, and then 5 minutes to start finding and fixing horrible queries. The biggest part of a performance tuning task is finding out what's slow. This tool DOES THAT FOR YOU. In a way that's complete, inobtrusive, fast, accurate, and amazing. If you're not using this tool, you're a tool.
Second, I want do a nice writeup of Change Data Capture, which looks just unbelievably good. This one feature is good enough to justify an Enterprise Edition license. Seriously. It's that good. I'm gonna get this project done and then do a review for y'all.