Not many people seemed to have picked up on the fact that Microsoft has released Office Accounting in the UK. It is available from http://www.msofficeaccounting.co.uk/ and the price is only 150GBP. There is also a free express version!
It will be interesting if Sage, etc try and get the EU commission to look at this to try and protect their market. Sage seems really expensive for small companies when you compare it to Office Accounting.
It does seem to be available in Ireland yet although it’s easy to change the vat rate to 21% from the UK default of 17.5%
There is also a SDK available at SDK