That is good news if it is being released next week. I have briefly tested 4.5 and so far like the slick interface. We are still running EPO 3.6.1 and need to upgrade to either 4.0 or 4.5 by years end.
Hopefully, they will have the first patch released by years end. We usually won't install in production new software until the first patch is released. I did notice that 4.5 does not support MSDE. Since EPO 3.6.1 does not support SQL Express 2005, we will be forced to upgrade to EPO 4.0, migrate to SQL Express 2005 and then install 4.5. This appeared to work on a virtual test server that I created last week.