Having a first play with Office 2008. Thought that as we know people from the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft read these forums, we'd let them know what we -- their customers -- think. First impressions: slow to start, seems a bit quicker when it's running. Some updated features, but not that many. Odd icons that seem less 'classy' than Office 2004. Entourage Updated interface. Seems like a lot of changes were for change's sake, e.g. the tree icons are a lot brighter and more complex. In fact all of the icons are 'busy' compared with Office 2004. Looks like Microsoft sacked Mr Subtle and went for Mr Garish's colourful icons which he got as a job lot from a $5 all you can eat icon site. It's the antithesis of the Mac's subtle icons -- but then that's why we eschew Windows for the much quieter world of the Mac. When editing a message, <cmd><backspace> still deletes the whole message without saving it in the drafts. It should just delete the word to the left of the cursor. PITA. Having some problems with rules not firing (these were imported from Entourage 2004) Default 'reply' and 'new' message edit fonts are huge and needed to be reduced by 4 points (12-->8) Once it's loaded, Entourage seems a little faster in that messages in the preview pane load a bit quicker. Useful to have the diary visible in the inbox. Powerpoint Nice to have the slide preview column as per Office 97 (2004 only had a text preview) Some issues with scrolling; the slide doesn't always change page but scrolls up the window. Opening a file.PPS (presentation) in Entourage seems to open full PowerPoint which leaves some toolbar/box detritus on the screen when the presentation's finished; and opening PowerPoint is a lot slower than just opening the viewer. Opening a bunch of presentations resulted in them all individually dinging a "error" telling me that they contain VBA and do I want to clear the VBA or not. Like I give a damn; Office 2008 can't do VBA, and if I save the file without VBA macros, subsequent people opening the presentation using Windows & Office 2003 may want to see/use the macros. Hopefully there's a setting to stop asking stupid questions. Not yet played with Excel & Word. Oh joy. Such pleasures to look forwards to. Has anyone else noticed anything good/bad/indifferent about Office 2008 whilst they've used it?