Many of you have been anticipating a beta release today, and I have an update for you. As you might imagine, the first beta is expected to have some rough edges, and we decided to limit the distribution of this first beta to just a few customers. By keeping the number of beta 1 deployments low, we'll be able to work more closely with the people who deploy it and let the engineering team continue focusing on the rough edges we already know about.

 

I'm sorry for the abrupt change of plans. We're excited to have everyone participate in the beta process and believe that this is the best way to keep the release on track. The second beta release will come out in early March, and we intend to make that a fully open beta.