For those of you (like me) who are really into the promise of the Community Tech Previews that we've started, read this post by Mark Cliggett. He explains what is going on behind the scenes. I'm totally with Mark on this one - I think that the CTP's will give us a chance to get earlier feedback, and betas will become all about quality. Long term, I believe that this will improve our products and the speed of release.

By the way - sorry I've been quiet for a few weeks. The combination of the Orlando conference, a three day offsite and a developer lab this week have put me way behind on things. I'll try to catch up next week...