Atlas has been extremely popular since the first public CTP release in October 2005 and the momentum has continued to build.  In fact, the March CTP, the first release with a Go-Live license, generated over a million visits on the site in just 3 days.

Obviously Atlas is very popular and more and more people are using it each day on real sites.  One question that's asked often as developers get deeper into Atlas is, "When does it ship?"

Officially, Atlas is scheduled for release with Visual Studio Orcas (after Vista). However, based on customer feedback and demand, the product team is working aggressively to pull the ship date in sooner and provide customers with the stability and support they need for deploying Atlas in production environments.

In the interim, continnue experimenting with the CTPs and providing the team with feedback via the Atlas forums on