There is some more information about the new Webmaster Portal Beta that is going to come soon. From the Live Search Webmaster Tools Team,
"Thank you for filling out the survey for the Live Search Webmaster Portal Beta program! In order to provide the highest level of service to our Beta Partners, we have started off the beta program with our first group of participants. As the program is rolled out in phases, we will incrementally increase the number of participants until all applicants have been accepted by late November. The information you provided us thru the registration survey will help us determine when the right timeframe is to bring you into the beta program and ensure that our participants represent the widest range of industries and company sizes."
Users are waiting to find out the latest offerings by Microsoft. With this new Webmaster Portal Beta, MSN Live Search has joined the race to provide webmasters with the tools and features, that will definitely help them to grow in their business.