A couple folks have asked me why we released beta 3 now when we could have waited a month and released it with RTM versions of the runtime & sql server. the answer is simply our customers don't want to wait, the quality was ready to start go live. we know that lots of people are looking to beta 3 to start their serious pilot projects and they can do that now, and switch to the refresh bits when the RTM version is ready. So long as we're clear with people that they will need to update to the refresh when it comes out, i think by and large most are very happy we're released earlier rather than waiting for the RTM.

let me know if you think this is nutty...

-Rick