This is just an FYI. I was having some weird problems trying to deploy some Sql CLR object into a Sql Server 2005 RC1. This was obviously a problem with my install as everything worked fine in a VPC image, but just would not work on my laptop. I thought to myself what could it be? I had some components that I had downloaded and installed for Visual Studio .NET 2005/Whidbey. I was also getting a startup error with VS.NET, so I figured that all of these problems were related. I uninstalled LINQ for VB and DevExpress Refactor for Beta2 and everything seems to be running correctly again. Happy Days are here again.