Paschal blogs: My wish is for the Microsoft guys is that you make a separate manager for SQL Express 2005.
Euan blogs (separately): One of the tools that was shown in the demo(if it went as planned) at TechEd should have been Express Manager ( XM ). This is a new lightweight query and admin tool. We are going to make it available for download sometime in August as it is lagging a little behind the rest of Yukon. XM is built in managed code and the goal is to make the download size really small, the initial version that supports query only will be a 2MB download if you have the NETFx 2.0 and SMO on the machine.
I just love bringing people together <g>