We hope to ship a beta in August, but it could be September. We recently just shipped our first alphas to limited users and users are already beginning to play with it.
IntraWeb 17 runs on top of IntraWeb 15 and is fully compatible with existing IntraWeb 14 and 15 applications. IntraWeb 17 pages are optional and can be mixed in with existing 14/15 pages.
We will have a full visual designer. But in the short term here is our designer. This will allow 17 to be fully usable and allow us to complete the other parts before returning to our full designer. Our full designer is HTML based and written in IW17/TS. It will rely on the browser and because its HTML based, it will be fully “what you see is what you get”.