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Orcas Beta 1 is now available for download. I don't think all of the SKUs are available yet - they will be dribbling out over the next week or so but the VPCs for VSTS Team Suite and TFS server are available now. To a first approximation (the primary difference being minor bug fixes) these TFS server bits are the same ones deployed on our production DevDiv dogfood server.
One thing to be aware of is that we have not yet released the upgrade tools to upgrade from TFS 2005 - those will come with Beta 2. You can read here for more info on what's included (and not) in the TFS Orcas Beta 1 release.
Please take a look and let us know what you think. Remember that the Orcas TFS server and client are interoperable with TFS 2005 servers and clients. I look forward to your feedback.