We've just released ZENworks 7 SP1 IR1 and it's available from http://download.novell.com - these patches are currently in beta, and if all goes well, they will move out of beta status in a week or two. If you download them you'll be sent an email inviting you to give your opinion of the patch, and thus can help when it's time to decide if the patch is good enough to move from beta status.
So why "Interim Release", why not another "Hot Patch" ? The resources needed for testing a set of patches varies considerably from Hot Patch to Interim Release, and from Interim Release to Support Pack. If we only put out Interim Releases or Support Packs, we'd only be able to release patches on a much more infrequent basis. It's always a balancing act between getting patches out in a timely fashion, and putting them through a rigorous testing regime. I know we don't always get it right, but we try to!
We look forward to getting your feedback on this set of patches...
I'm leaving the UK for two weeks vacation in Mexico, at a cookery school in Oaxaca now, so look after yourselves, and I look forward to seeing your comments when I get back.