I'm very happy to announce that we have signed off on Whidbey and it will be available later today on the MSDN down load site.  This is by far the best version of the product we have ever shipped.  There were four big themes for the CLR:  SQL integration, performance, VB RAD (e.g. Edit & Continue), and 64-bit.  I'm very proud of the team for knocking all of these out of the park.  There are also countless other cool features we added (generics, new class libraries, new security libraries, etc...).

Having the build number end with .42 was totally by luck.  I had the above title printed up on our new CLR team t-shirts last week in anticipation.  Fortunately no new escrow reset bugs were found to ruin my shirt <g>