Thanks for the feedback. Regarding SQL Server Express, we are looking towards providing more options such as pointing to an existing SQL Server instance for the next release. We are also going to try and remove the IIS6 Compatiblity mode and attempt to streamline the installation as much as possible.
Regarding the need for Team Explorer, the TFS synchronization capabilities of TeamPulse require this in order to to interact with TFS using the published object model. I'm afraid this requirement will be with us for a little while yet.
All the best,
the Telerik team
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