CRN reports that the Yukon beta is close to being released, but may not be released by TechEd in early June as originally projected. I'm not surprised given the scope of the product and the issues caused by the Slammer virus earlier this year. While Microsoft has been shooting for a June release of Beta 1, I'd prefer to see the beta released later if that means the release will be more stable. Plus, there is ample time to release the beta and get the feedback loop churning prior to the PDC.