If you haven't heard already, WordPress 3.8 is just around the corner! If everything goes to schedule, it's expected to be released in a couple of weeks time, on December 12.

One of the things you'll first notice when you update is the brand new User Interface. Everything within the Dashboard has been given a fresh coat of paint. The interface is a lot fresher and the layout, a lot cleaner. I'm sure you'll find, like I did, it looks fantastic.

To get you ready for the update, I've created a short screencast to show you some of the new features as well as giving you the opportunity to see, first hand, just what the new interface is going to look like.

Now, since I'm running the Beta version of WordPress 3.8 in the video there is a small chance that things may change slightly by the time it's finally released, but I wouldn't expect it to change a great deal, if at all.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I will be updating the Easy WP Guide so it reflects all the new features in WordPress 3.8, along with the redesigned Dashboard. It most likely wont be released on the same day as WordPress 3.8 as there's quite a bit of work in updating this time around, but it should be released soon afterwards. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or follow @easywpguide on twitter for updates.

I hope you enjoyed the video. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the updated design.