Excerpt: Change is not always a welcome event especially when it involves something you use every day like Office 2003 was. Office 2007's new ribbon menu bar greatly changed the how we find and get done what we need to get done in our documents, spreadsheets, presentations and such. One of the good things about this new ribbon is that it allows you to add and make modifications.
Conclusion: The beta of Microsoft Office Accounting 2007 is a giant leap forward; I especially like the eBay and PayPal integration, but the payroll system still needs some work.
Pros: Effective setup. Solid tools for small-biz accounting. Microsoft Office-like interface and good integration with Office applications. Good cash-flow management. Detailed contact records. PayPal, eBay integration. Free (for now).
Cons: Payroll clunky unless you use ADP for processing. Supports fewer banks than QuickBooks. Too few customized reports. Claimed RAM requirement is 512MB, but 1GB is more realistic. Currency support requires too much user input.
Summary: Project Server 2007 is not only a worthwhile upgrade to Project Server 2003 from a stand-alone perspective, it also has the capability to change how teams work and get managed when used in combination with SharePoint Server 2007. There's a definite learning curve here for server administrators as well as a meaty planning process, but the benefits of that work can be huge.
Pros: Project Web Access has a good look and feel to it, which can run off a stand-alone Project Server or off a SharePoint Project application server; Outlook add-in can act as a timesheet interface
Cons: It's not easy to upgrade from Project 2003 server to Project 2007, there is no viewer functionality within SharePoint
Summary: Significant revamp provides more applications and many design improvements, though these take time to learn. If you'd like to get the most out of Office applications, this upgrade can help you do it.