Thanks for the feedback. I can't say much about our past support of UML, but I can say we are committed to UML going forward. Microsoft has joined the Object Management Group (OMG) and is working to influence the future of the specification to make it
valuable to .Net developers. Any feedback you have on our Beta 1 product would be great, we are still working on visual improvements, if you have ideas, we would love it.
We have decided to not ship the Distributed System Designers in 2010, several of the scenarios that we did find customers utilizing with those designers are covered by the UML designers we are shipping. There are other scenarios we may not be able to cover
in this release, but hope to fill the gap based on customer feedback.