Two critical elements that have been revamped for the better are the Taskbar and Start Menu. Some persons I have had conversations with about Windows 7 think itís a minor release and itís just Windows Vista reloaded. Yes, it is built on Vista and thatís a very good thing, which means, your investments in that version of Windows will be brought forward in areas of application and device driver compatibility. Apart from that, what new user experiences does Windows 7 introduce? What about the learning curve?
Office 2007, Microsoftís desktop productivity suite revamped the user interface in applications such as Word and Excel, there was a small learning curve, but there were huge benefits because of what the new Office Fluent UI did for the Standard and Formatting toolbars by exposing more features that some end users didnít even know exist in the suite. Windows 7 is pretty much based on some of those principles, exposing more benefits in the Windows interface.