I'm very pleased to let you know that Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager is shipping with Office 2010, and that it has "release to manufacturing"!
Business Contact Manager 2010 brings amazing new functionality in role-specific workspaces, customization, dashboards and analytics, and Outlook integration. For more information on these features and others, please see Top 10 benefits of Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager.
Business Contact Manager 2010 is available through our volume licensing channel as part of both Office Standard and Professional Plus, and will be available soon via MSDN and TechNet.
Thanks very much for your interest,
Senior Program Manager