Search is vastly improved in these two products ... no more waiting for the little dog to tell you nothing was found.
In fact ... it is so fast that I am using it more and more for launching apps!
In Vista i can press the ‘Windows’ key type my search E.g. “Word” or “Control” and instantly i see the apps that match ... press enter and launch. So fast and my hands never leave the keyboard. No more programs menus to wade through trying to find things.
Vista indexes all your files, apps, mail, contacts, calendar ... the list goes on.
Blam ... contact for Joe Blogs, all emails from Joe Blogs
This is changing the way I work in Windows.
In Microsoft Office 2007 it is the same ... instant search in Outlook across email, contacts, tasks etc... very cool.
E.g. Search for a contact for a friend of mine...