WordPress has announced the first beta release of the 2.8 version of the popular blogging software. Check out my post on InformationWeek for more and the full list of changes/updates from WordPress 2.7 to 2.8.
I am looking forward to the tag description field as it helps with search engine optimization and was something I utilized when my sites were using Drupal. What I’d like to see WordPress add is a dashboard that allows for multiple blog administration. While there is the MU version of WordPress, there would still be a benefit for allowing multiple blogs to be administered together or to switch between sites from one admin interface.
Remember that beta software is buggy so proceed with caution.