* Dynamic folder views ala "Office 2003 Search Folders" - built into explorer. He's viewing 1100 items with no slow down.
* Showing "stacks" that are views of data that are spread all over the system. Smacks of HyperCard. These stacks are dynamic based on WinFS metadata.
* Aero - click on a person and "view communication history" and query the metadata within WinFS to get all files related to communicating with that person.
* Aero - Common Dialogs for PEOPLE. The system knows that people are unique.
* Presence info built into the Aero experience.
* Lots of Transparency on all nonclient areas of windows.
* My opinion: The UI look really IS distinct and different than Mac's Jaguar. I honestly wouldn't have thought it possible. It's an extraordinarily clean look. I wonder how hard it is to do the gratuitous animations.
Scott Hanselman - Corillian Corp
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