Read about the new exciting features of the DITA 1.2 specification which includes several additions, including a Learning and Training specialization, a Machine-industry specialization, new support for glossary entries and acronyms and abbreviations, and the ability to constrain the standard DITA information types. For technical communicators who need to use a sequence of steps in multiple tasks, DITA 1.2 now offers the ability to reference a range of elements. With the new "conref push" mechanism, technical communicators will be able to permit designated customers to "automatically insert" specific content into the source text upon processing, such as brand-related terminology or other content, all without changing the source. These are only a small part of the improvements in the 1.2 specification. Marc Speyer is an active contributor of the Oasis DITA Adoption Technical committee and therefore well positioned to present the why and how of these new features.