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July 30, 2008

Demo: Instant Search in Windows Vista

I wanted to give you all a heads up on something new we’re bringing to the blog. 

A lot of times when the Product Team is showing off Windows Vista, the crowd is pretty impressed by all of the useful features we built into the OS. Most of these are things that will make day-to-day work quicker or easier – especially for those of us office drones. But many of our users just don’t know they exist. So we figured, why not show you some of our favorite features? 

Over the next week or so, our own Esther Choi from Windows Vista Product Management will be hosting a series of short videos that don’t just cover what these features are, but also how and when to use them. We hope to make videos from the Windows Vista Product Management Team a regular thing, so let us know what you think by leaving a comment…and what you want to hear more about! 

Today we’re kicking off with Instant Search, which is really cool in Windows Vista. Finding stuff can be a big pain, but the search capabilities built directly into the OS help me locate the documents, music files, photos, emails and whatever else you’re looking for quickly. 

Video: Windows Vista Demo: Instant Search

By the way, while we’re on the topic of features, I wanted to let you know that the Windows Vista Product Guide – a great resource on all things Windows Vista – is now available for FREE in paperback.  All you have to do is pay for shipping.  Order your copy here.  I should note that the paperback guide doesn’t include the new stuff in SP1, but you can download all of that information here.