Well after a very long wait, the new version of Drupal is here. It is looking great. The new Drupal has over 200 new features and improvements. TWO HUNDRED. We are very excited about this and in the next couple months we should be switching and building all new sites (that are in Drupal) within this incredible platform.
Here is just a preview of some of the new features (from Acquia's own mouth)...
Thanks to the "Quick Edit" module, if you're logged into Drupal and looking at content, you'll be able to edit text directly from the front-end of your site.
Previous versions of Drupal did not provide a text editor. Drupal 8 ships with CKEditor, one of the very best text editors on the market.
Drupal 7 provided image styles in the core, which allowed you to automatically resize images. Drupal 8 takes that a step further and allows you to choose different styles for individual images. The various styles will be used for different device sizes.
Views is now in the Drupal 8 core. Not only is it available by default, but most of the Drupal administration screens now use Views, which makes them easy to customize.
Multi-lingual Drupal 7 sites required you to install numerous modules. The process is much smoother in Drupal 8, with 4 key modules in the core. Once those modules are enabled, you can almost immediately start translating your site.