7.1 version F000 just came out, I downloaded over Christmas break. it looks good so far. Haven't had time to do a lot of looking. Pushpinder Toor did a presentation on some of the new features a few weeks back and maybe you can find the webinar.
When 8.0 is released, will it be compatible with Windchill 11? Will we have to make any changes to make them compatible? When we went from AE 6 to 7, we had to make changes to the DITA to allow it to be burst into Windchill 11. Will we have to make changes to convert from AE 7 to 8?