Carl says that Bill said (At VSLive) that a new version of the Whidbey bits are on their way. There has been a lot of talk recently about these early releases of code. I think it's a great move to get the tools in the hands of developers as early as possible. As one recent article quotes Prashant Sridharan, lead product manager for Visual Studio, as saying “Developers will install anything, whereas an IT guy in the data center will not," While that's probably true, I think the importance is in getting developers comfortable with the tools as early as possible.
This new “community technical previews“ version will apparently be dsitributed Thursday to... I'm not sure to who, but I'll make sure I start checking my mailbox that day.
I hadn't noticed this before, but it also appears that Microsoft is officially referrign to Whidbey as Visual Studio 2005 and the .Net Framework 2.0. They have an excellent roadmap available here