And that brings us to…RC1.  That’s right, over Labor Day Weekend we published the release candidate for both Windows Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0. (What was I doing between TechEd and Labor Day, you ask?  That’s where all that beach time comes in.)  The biggest indication this gives is that we’re so close to shipping.  A lot of us have been working on this for a long, long time, and I can’t wait for the euphoria when we finally get it out the door.  My colleague Paul Andrew has a great guide to installing the bits.

 

And that might just bring us up to date.  So what will happen?  Will I keep this blog up to date in better than my my usual dilatory fashion?  Will it add anything to the cacophony of blog noise already out there?  I’m not one for promises, but maybe the suspense will keep you coming back (or at least stop you from pulling the feed out of your aggregator)…