TAP and RDP customers can now download the Authoring Console Beta 2 Preview from Connect.  This version of the authoring console will work with the recently released RC version of Service Manager.

This release contains several key improvements and new features, including :

· Support for additional controls in form customization

· Additional activities in the workflow activity library

· Class editor for creating and extending classes and relationships

· UX & Usability improvements all around

This preview is being released to you for evaluation purposes. We would like your feedback (via Connect) by March 26th. Your feedback based on this preview is important to ensure the quality and success of the Authoring Tool Beta 2 release scheduled for April 2010.

***Important***

Due to the evaluation nature of this release, we do not recommend deployment of customizations produced with this version of the tool in your production environment. Production support will become available with the release of the Authoring Tool Beta 2.