This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.
All together, this release fixes more than 820 issues.
Now that WordPress 3.1 has been released, the core developers plan 3.2 to be a shorter development cycle, “and include some fun improvements around plugins and the speed of the admin.”
Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.1 yet? What do you think of the new features?