Fantastic work Victor.
1. Can it render animated hair from 3ds max?
Didn't try, if you want to send me a example scene I could try it.
2. Will the integrated version of the render will be as fast as the stand alone? I ask because I have read that stand alone versions of renders are faster because they don't have to calculate the communication between apps.
You are right, but in small terms, the highest load by far is the render itself so the performance penalty is very very low.
3. When are you going to have a beta for us to try out?..., i hope very very soon
It doesn't depend only on us but some files we are using are private due SolidIris policy.
Anyway somethins are pendant yet like IR and environment/sun and IR and materials (it will take looong