PC World has written an article on Microsoft's upcoming Office 12. They say this new version of Microsoft Office features lots of changes but also a big learning curve because many things, including the entire design, have changed.
How do these changes play out in practice? In my tests with Word, I was initially confused by the way menus and submenus--and the items they contained--have been relocated into the Write, Insert, Page Layout, References, Mailings, and Review tabs. In some cases, I wound up having to do more clicking to get to functions that I previously could have accessed via toolbars. But other new features compensated for the hassle of having to learn the new interface.