Description of the need
The dashboard provides an overview of the status of the website. This overview does not include a widget with information about Configuration. This information and a link to the Configuration Manager would be very helpful.
Let's add a Configuration Manager widget to the dashboard.
Alternatives that have been considered
I do not know if that has been discussed or proposed before, sorry!
This could be a configurable block like the Available Updates block.
Draft of feature description for Press Release (1 paragraph at most)
Backdrop now includes a Configuration Manager widget on the Dashboard. This block shows you the status of your website's configuration, and provides a link to manage the Configuration Manager's Synchronize page.