Earlier I talked about the challenges of shipping software.  You want Whidbey, and we want to give it to you.

To make that happen, we need to fix the remaining bugs & shut this product cycle down. We want to focus our attention on this work, so we're trying to remove some of the other things we spend time on. 

We've cancled meetings.  Devs are handing off open design issues to their managers.  Email responses will be slower.

And blogs are going to be quiet.  We are going to be heads-down on getting Whidbey in to shape, and won't be spending as much time with the community for a little while.

See ya when we get back!