WordPress 2.8 is out. Check out the list of features. I was running 2.8-RC1 and updating via SVN (my usual method) was painless as usual. Using SVN was as simple as logging in and switching from the /trunk to the tags/2.8 like so Easy peasy.
I don’t think Microsoft will make the slightest difference to Google, but Bing is not bad. The video search results are cool.