Microsoft program manager Erik Ashby attempts to spin out of a hole:

One of those tools we announced was the Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino.  We said this tool would be available in the first quarter of 2006.  The tool is currently in a private beta with a number of customers, and we are receiving good feedback on it.  On that day, we realized we had erroneously posted the link of this private beta on our public site.  We've removed the link for now.
For those amnesics out there, let's review how we found out about the new version of the Application Analyzer in the first place.  Do these look like an attempt to manage a "private beta"?
And of course, today's Ashby posting completely contradicts the explanation offered by Westworth just a few days ago that "it's reached the end of it's BETA life cycle".

Let's call this one like it is: Paul Mooney's review of the beta that was "erroneously posted" clearly identifies so many issues with this tool that Microsoft can't simply ship and go.  But do they think that Paul and others won't just tackle the tool again when it is final?

It's your turn, Erik Ashby.  Spin again.

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