The addition of spatial data to SQL Server 2008 is one of the most important in terms of new clients and the introduction as a new type of application, as well as integration in line-of-business applications. But SQL Server 2008 was just the beginning, and there are some impressive new features and performance improvements in SQL Server 2012. This talk will give you a solid grounding in spatial data and theory, introduce spatial concepts and go on to discuss the new features and performance enhancements.