An area I have not really explored in Vista is Search - until an ISV just asked me "how can I work with Vista search". The opportunity with Windows Vista is described nicely in our Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps. The challenge for an ISV right now is simple enough - the betas of the Windows SDK do not contain documentation on how to actually make use of these great capabilities and we are shipping native apis with Vista, not managed code APIs. I would be the first to admit this feels odd - one of the top 10 asks we make for Vista development has next to no documentation. After a little digging I can see that we have been changing the APIs/syntax between CTPs and whilst we are close, we are not yet 100% there and hence we have been holding off on the documentation. My recommendation is therefore to wait just a little longer before attempting to code up this stuff - but there is still plenty you can take a look at in the meantime.
Summary of Opportunities
Other Useful Resources
The following would be useful:
PDC 2005 included a number of sessions in this area. The online streaming media has now been removed - but the session ppts you are looking for are:
They can be found at http://commnet.microsoftpdc.com/content/downloads....