Interesting review (well overview anyway) of the new version of Visual Studio on the Reg here. Towards the end of the aticle it mentions that the 'Database version' is integrated into the main edition. This is in fact 'Data Dude' (or 'DB Pro' as apparently it should be known). It strikes me that this is reason enough to get 2008 on its own. The pain of installing another sku over the top of Visual Studio and SQL Server has caused me considerable effing and blinding. Now its just a question of ticking a box on the install.