I've blogged before about ask mode and tell mode here in DevDiv so I figured I'd give you guys an update as to where we are now.

The platform teams (runtime pieces) entered Ask mode this week while the design time teams (most of VS) remained in tell mode. The platform enters Ask mode early so they can lock down and start running long-haul stress tests on the framework. Us design-time guys are entering Ask mode Monday so we're scrambling a bit to get things done before then since the bar for what gets fixed goes up then.

We're so close to shipping I can feel it!