Playing with Power

As Chris says, we're very near the Beta 3 ship and the "ship it!" mantra is strong. We've done some pretty crazy testing during this test pass, including some of my current favorites- intentionally self-induced network connectivity issues, full disks, stopped services, misconfigured firewalls, and all the rest to simulate "real world" network noise.

I even got to test a bit with a computer that had hardware issues, though I didn't know it at the time. Apparently, it blew a few capacitors and needed its motherboard replaced. Quite the excitement trying to triage that one over the phone, let me tell you.

Overall, I just have to say that I'm really impressed with the vast improvements since Beta 2. Performance is through the roof, stability is up, bugs are down, processes are streamlined, and we're all really excited about the product we've put together.

After four weeks of hammering on this version, on a scale of 1 to 10, I rate it "SHIP IT!"