I've got a new development machine that I'm configuring. I want to put both SQL Server and Visual Studio 2008 onto this box. It's running Windows 7, so I'll put the developer edition onto it. I'd been wondering if the order in which I install Visual Studio (VS) and SQL Server makes a difference, and it doesn't look as though it does. But one person suggested that I install VS first, but not install SQL Server 2005 Express, which normally goes on when you install VS. I've been thinking of putting SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition on (I have no experience with it, but do with SQL 2005, and now would be a good time to give the new version of SQL Server a try.)
However, I'm wondering if there's some good reason why I should not install SQL Express, if I want to put on SQL Server 2008?