Yes, you read that right; for those of you waiting to try SQL Server 2008 until SP1 is available, we are one step closer. You can download the CTP from the following URL:
The CTP will bring your instance to build # 10.00.2520.
Thumbs up on finally adding slipstream capability and the ability to uninstall the service pack without uninstalling the instance.
Thumbs down on creating a CHM help file that is mostly legalese and requires a self-extracting exe wrapper to extract one file.
There is also an Express version available:
You can read more about the release at the Release Services blog: