@vesuvius:

Actually I was talking about what some refer to as "DataDude" -- the DB portion of Visual Studio. But yes TFS is also quite the time suck. It just further illustrates my point -- Microsoft used to be the company the provided point-click-and-ship tools. Today, like everyone else, they are overly complex and more importantly provide no better return on development dollar spent. It's my opinion that Microsoft has allowed an inbalance between the practical and the academic.  Now where's my tin foil hat...