Scott Guthrie has a great post with details of some of the final work and joy in getting the Whidbey Beta 2 out the door. There definately has been a lot of work put into this, and as much as we all want things as oon as possible, deep down I'm glad they're taking the time to do it right.
At the end of his post, Scott says "Along with the bits we’ll be releasing the “Go-Live” license which means that you’ll be able to go live with production applications on top of the beta" which means we can finally start doing some cool things on real servers! I'm trying to track down some real details on the Go-Live license as well as deoployment timeframes.
Again, a big pat on the back to everbody involved in Whidbey!