Just finish attended "Technical Introduction SCE 2010" webcast conducted by Microsoft. One of the good news is "SCE 2010 RC will be available by the end of January and will RTM in April of 2010".
For those interested on virtualization management, SCE 2010 comes with VMM Workgroup Edition which allow you to add five (5) physical hosts with unlimited Virtual Machine management.
Here is some features comparison about SCE 2010 with Configuration Manager:-
Here is some features comparison about SCE 2010 with Operation Manager:-