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Beta: Features are mostly implemented but still have rough edges. Quality is fair at this point. The higher number beta, the higher the quality
RC (Release Candidate): Product believes it's ready to ship. One last chance for customers to provide feedback and find major blocking issues
RTM (Release to Manufacturing): Product is complete and ready to be shipped to customers

CTP (Community Technology Preview): Very much like "Show and Tell". Features are present to varying degrees and customer can get an idea of where the release is going