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I’ve come up with a new 80/20 rule for working with Microsoft development products (but it may be universal):

  • The first 80% is easy, if not already done for you.
  • The second 18% is hard, often requiring an undocumented set of hacks to accomplish.
  • The last 2% is impossible.

In my experience, somewhere around 83% you hit diminishing returns. At 97% you’re bleeding from the eyes.