Hey folks I just ran into a cool new tool that extends search on Vista called Start++:

http://brandonlive.com/startplusplus/download

 

The tool allows you to create shortcuts like W “text” would direct your search to the Wikipedia or msdn “text” direct you search to MSDN.  The developer is Brandon Paddock, an MS engineer who did this in his spare time.  He created a few snaplets to show how to use the tool.  So if I want to search MSDN now for something I do not have to open a web browser I just type in “msdn <search text” on the search bar of the start menu.