Select testers have just received emails of their participation on the Microsoft® SQL Server "Yukon" Beta program, heres a snip:
Ladies and Gentlemen:I hope a few of the Neowin members got on although I am hearing its a very selective Beta.
Welcome to the Microsoft® SQL Server "Yukon" Beta program! You have been invited to participate in the first beta of SQL Servers exciting new product release! If youve seen any of the features or functionality weve developed for Yukon, you know that this is going to be an extraordinarily exciting beta!
Dont get too excited though, I dont have bits for you yet. This mail is simply intended to welcome you to the program. Im sure that the first question on your mind is "when will you have bits?" and the answer is sometime in July. I dont have an exact date yet because the release schedule for Yukon is quality-driven, not schedule-driven. In other words, were planning to ship the beta when we get our bug count numbers where they need to be and not before.
News source: In-House