it is with TREMENDOUS pleasure that I say we've released the version 1.0 of VSTS roll bases skus to manufacturing and you can immediately (if the servers aren't buried anyway) download them from the MSDN subscriber section.  We've also released a matched set of TFS server (beta 3 refresh) which will allow the RTM clients to connect to the server.  The server also has a few setup issues addressed to continue to improve that scenario.  We continue to be very confident that the server RTM will be in Q1 '06 to complete the release v1 wave of the entire Team System.

This has been a long 5+ year journey for many of us on the team to expand the way Microsoft views developer tools and we could not have done it without the support and encouragement of our customers.  Whenever it felt like we'd never finish up and get this out the door, we were reminded about the excitement in the community among our customers anticipating the value that this tool set would drive for them and we pushed on. 

I am very proud of the team and all of the hard work they've put in over the years to start from an idea and some internal tools and turn it into something truly special.  We hope you all enjoy it!

-Rick