Have you tried installing SQL Server 2005 yet? If so, how did it go for you?
There is a survey the SQL Server team would like you to fill out:
The Yukon setup team is looking for feedback related to your setup and installation experience. They've setup a survey that asks for a few demographics as well as your experience and any issues with the setup of the Betas or CTPs.
They are looking for error messages as well as your impressions, so if possible, do an install and take the survey soon afterwards. Save your errors, jot some notes, etc., while installing SQL Server 2005.
If you want to help improve the setup process and spare some others the pain of problems, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. This data is very important to the survey team to capture and help improve the user experience.
I already filled out the survey -- everything was pretty smooth for me in my VPC install in an Windows XP SP2 environment. I do have some security related questions that I have posed directly to the SQL Server security team that I am hoping to get answered soon -- some "gotchas" I found that seemed odd.
As I dig into this more, I am hoping to post information on my SQL Server blog regarding SQL Server 2005 Security. Stay tuned.