Was browsing the new features of SQL 2008. There are quite a lot and some interesting ones as well. One is the support of PowerShell. There are both a PS provider ("The provider lets you navigate the hierarchy of SQL Server objects using a path similar to a file system path. Each object is associated with a class from the SQL Server Management object models. You can use the methods and properties of the class to perform work on the objects. For example, if you cd to a databases object in a path, you can use the methods and properties of the Microsoft.SqlServer.Managment.SMO.Database class to manage the database.") and the ability to execute PowerShell commands from within the management application ("The SQL Server 2008 version of SQL Server Management Studio supports starting PowerShell sessions from the Object Explorer tree. The SQL Server 2008 version of SQL Server Agent supports PowerShell job steps"). Read it all here.