Soma blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/10/19/announcing-visual-studio-2010-and-net-fx-4-beta-2.aspx
Brian Harry blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/10/19/vs-2010-beta-2-is-now-available-for-msdn-subscriber-download.aspx
And Jeff Beehler talks about the ‘go live’ licensing available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2009/10/19/going-live-with-visual-studio-2010-beta-2.aspx
There are a lot of changes tucked away in those announcements, including licensing changes: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/10/19/vs-2010-licensing-changes.aspx, not to mention the Ultimate Offer.
Heck, even MSDN got a facelift: http://msdn.microsoft.com.
I’m extremely excited about all of these fantastic changes coming, and I look forward to discussing them with many of you. Stay tuned!