The dashboard home screen displays a welcome message after a new WordPress installation.
If more than one person is editing the same document, everyone is notified.
Using Tools -> Import, data from Tumblr can be imported.
Widget configuration for every single theme is stored. If you change between themes, you no longer have to change them from their default positions.
Permalinks are more customizable.
Some characters in post titles would previously cause weird post slugs. This has been fixed.
jQuery and jQuery UI
WordPress now updated to the latest version of jQuery, 1.7.1. It also includes the entire jQuery UI stack.
Using this method, we can findout if the object is the main WordPress query or a secondary query.
Working with admin screens is easier with this new API.
The new editor API now pulls in JS and CSS.
The dashboard navigation makes use of flyout menus, collapsing and expanding as needed.
Admin + Header = Toolbar
The admin bar and the header has been combined into one toolbar. These toolbar makes use of submenus.
The dashboard screen has been updated using elements of responsive design to fit and support a wide array of devices.
Help has gotten a complete update and has been categorised and broken down into smaller topics.
New feature pointers
Every new feature added is now explained by pointers.
Changes made in the WordPress update can be viewed by clicking the W logo in the corner of the toolbar.
Uploading has been made easier than before.
Filetypes are now automatically detected while updated.
Drag & Drop media uploader
Uploading is easy as dragging and dropping into the media uploader.
New file formats supported in uploading
Rar and 7z file formats to the list of allowed file types in the uploader.