I'm back at the keyboard from being sort of away

It's been a long time but I'm finally back. Why have I been away?

Well, between the holidays, shipping Beta1, meeting our bug goals and working on some pretty big polishing work items, I could barely get some sleep. And it wasn't just me (http://blogs.msdn.com/access/archive/2006/02/02/523648.aspx).

Well, I am happy to say that we have been able to do a lot of very, very cool things that we should be able to talk about soon. If we already looked pretty awesome for Beta1, I dare say Beta2 will be a night-to-day change (for better!).