Update: the upgrade is now scheduled for Sunday, May 24th.
The new version of WordPress is out, and we'll be upgrading these blogs soon. The new version looks very different inside; Matt Mullenweg introduces it like this: "we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version." Here's the official video to introduce it:
You can read a detailed list of changes here, but you'll notice features subtly sprinkled throughout the new interface:
- The new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top
- Comment threading
- The ability to reply to comments from your dashboard
If you would like to view some great tutorials on how to get around in the new version, check out Neil Hokanson's work available here: http://nhokanson.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/wordpress-27-tutorials/