This new server-side.net article, Visual Studio vs. Vista: What's going on here?, raises an interesting question. The quote "Ensuring that VS2005 works well on Windows Vista is a core goal of ours. Visual Studio 2005 SP1 will run on Vista but will likely have a few compatibility issues. We are working with the Vista team to understand those, to provide workarounds where possible and also work on providing you with a set of fixes beyond SP1" makes me wonder - at Microsoft, it seems like one hand has ripped off the other one and beaten the owner to a blood pulp. Guys, get your sh17 straight.