WordPress 2.7 is still scheduled for release in November and it is going to be huge! Here are some of the planned features for this version:
Dashboard Redesign, Drag and Drop arrangements, Sticky posts, Single Insert Media button, Quick Inline Editing, Comments API, Dashboard comment replies, Threaded comments, Keyboard Shortcuts, Automatic plugin/theme install in browser and more!
in anticipation of this huge update the people at WordPress have published a trailer highlighting some of the cooler features:
“Check out some of the upcoming new features and design changes in this sneak preview video, including how to customize your dashboard, the new comment reply feature, the new navigation system, and the customizable posting screen.”