First: Welcome to the forums!
We are already deploying a technical preview to a limited amount of testers. We do would like to see this more open but since I need to keep tight control over it and be able to assist customers if something goes wrong, we only have a small set of slots. A beta is in the works, release is still foreseen end of Q2. If you need assistance on convincing someone inside the company on what v2 brings, send an email to your SE, he will know where to find me and I'm sure we can work something out