With the launch of Sitecore 8.1 yesterday, our MVP’s have already been experimenting with the new features.
One of our MVP’s Mike Robbins has already been working with the new Sitecore SPEAK framework that launched with Sitecore 8.1. He has written a blog post documenting the changes in SPEAK 2.0 and how developers can create custom components to use with the new framework.
The blog post can be read here: http://mikerobbins.co.uk/2015/10/20/sitecore-speak-2-0-component-vs-speak-1-1/
Also the rich text editor that he built for Sitecore SPEAK 1.1 has been completely rewritten for SPEAK 2.0 and released on Sitcore 8.1 launch day.
The source code and package are available here. https://github.com/sobek1985/MikeRobbinsSPEAKRichTextEditor