This is for T-SQL syntax. For example the horrible 20 table SELECT statements, Common Table Expressions, CROSS-APPLY, OUTPUT clause, etc.
SQL Server Administration
This is for administering SQL Server. For example backups, security, performance, etc. Please note we also have specific categories for certain topics like replication, mirroring and such.
SSAS and SSRS
This includes building and running SQL Server Reporting Services reports, designing and implementing cubes in SQL Server Analysis Services, and Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).
Other SQL Server Topics
This is for any SQL Server related topic that doesn't fit into one of the other categories. For now, this includes database design, application architecture, any scripts you'd like to post, or the Express Edition of SQL Server.
SSIS and Import/Export
This includes SSIS, BULK INSERT, the .NET bulk insert API, etc.
This for replication topics related to transaction, merge or any other flavor of SQL Server Replication.
The Yak Corral
The dreaded social forum. Non-technical discussions, or chatting about the site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
This for for database mirroring, Availability Groups, clustering, log shipping, or any third-party high availability solution.
Other Tech Topics
This includes non-SQL Server databases, applications, etc.
This is for discussion on how we use the site.
This category is for discussion of the <a href="http://www.scalesql.com/cleartrace/">ClearTrace</a> application.