What is NetworkManager? Put simply, it's designed for laptop users who move around frequently and connect to different wired or wireless networks. NetworkManager runs in the task bar and presents a simple menu to select your wireless network. It remembers networks you've connected to so when you go back to those places, it will automatically connect. This is a feature that Macs have had for a while and I think Windows does it probably.
NetworkManager is undergoing some improvements and changes so it can be used by more than just laptop users. Support for static network configuration as well as support for other types of networks (modems, mobile broadband, and so on).
Aside from the coding, my team has been meeting all week to plan out improvements to the installer. We have come up with a lot of ideas and have some really good plans in place. But it'll keep us busy for some time.
Tomorrow is my last work day in the Westford office. I'll be down in the Boston area for the weekend and fly back home on Monday morning.