b2evolution 2.0 comes with a brand new backoffice design a.k.a admin skin, named "Chicago":
Though not completely polished yet, we hope it reflects how much effort we're putting into the new b2evolution 2.0.
Of course, if you're nostalgic (or if your IE chokes on CSS), you can still use the legacy or the evo admin skins.
By the way, you can now switch admin skins easily from the "evobar" at the top of the screen. In case you wonder: yes that bar is also displayed on top of the public blog page... if you're logged in!
Other than that, you can see on the screenshot that the backoffice now comes with a "dashboard" which gives you fast and easy access to the items you need the most like the comments awaiting moderation (with one click buttons) as well as your recent draft posts (am I the only one repeatedly forgetting to publish my drafts? )
b2evolution 2.0.0-alpha will be out in a few days now.