If this forum post by Eyonix can be believed, and I have no reason to think it can't, the Burning Crusade closed beta has started! For you folks stuck behind a firewall at work, the post from Eyonix simply states:
"Just a heads up that closed beta has begun. What's new with you guys? ;P"
His post is followed by Drysc claiming first response postion in the thread.
Fantastic news! If the beta goes well, we could have the Burning Crusade pretty quickly. If it goes badly...well...let's not even think about that. So, is anyone out there in the closed beta? Is this not the best news out of Blizzard in a while?