About two weeks ago, the WordPress team released version 2.7 “Coltrane.” The administration area has been completely revamped. The dashboard in the admin panel puts a lot more at your fingertips, and the navigation menu in the admin panel makes a lot more sense, now.
Another great feature, which I’m testing right now, is the “QuickPress.” “QuickPress” allows you to quickly and easily post a blog item directly from the admin dashboard.
Another nice new feature in 2.7 is the plugin manager. You can now search and install plugins directly from within the admin area. If you can’t find the plugin you want by searching from the admin panel, you can also download the ZIP file from the WordPress Web site and use the admin interface to upload the ZIP file and automatically install the extension.
Check it out at http://www.wordpress.org/