Scouting for Microsoft's Office 2007 Scout add-in

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about "Scout," an Office 2007 search add-in developed by Microsoft that Istartedsomething blogger Long Zheng mentions (and posts a screen shot of) in a post today. But the Redmondians should be showing off this interesting-looking search appendage — especially if the company wants to silence critics who say the Office […]

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about "Scout," an Office 2007 search add-in developed by Microsoft that Istartedsomething blogger Long Zheng mentions (and posts a screen shot of) in a post today.

But the Redmondians should be showing off this interesting-looking search appendage — especially if the company wants to silence critics who say the Office 2007 Ribbon user interface (now apparently known as "Fluent") makes finding commands tougher, not easier.

Zheng compares Scout to Blacktree's Quicksilver for Mac OS X, but says Quicksilver is more powerful.

Scout "creates a 'Search Commands' tab at the end of your ribbon menu where inside it, you could search for commands and functions," Zheng blogged. "Simple, like it should be."

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