System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Release Candidate 1 is now available at http://connect.microsoft.com. You'll have to log in to get it but if you search on "System Center Configuration Manager 2007" you should eventually get to a screen that looks like this:

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For details on what's new in R2 see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161883(TechNet.10).aspx.

Enjoy!

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer