Here’s a quick set of steps for using Live.com (http://www.Live.com) as your RSS reader. What I like about it is that I can log in to it from anywhere. What I like most is that I can create multiple pages to organize my feeds. This let’s me focus my information.
Here’s the steps for creating pages and adding feeds to them: (you need to login to Live.com for these options)
Adding a New Page
- Click Add Page.
- Click the drop-down arrow next to the new page you just created.
- Click Rename and type the name of your page (for example VS.NET)
- Click Add stuff (upper left)
- Click Advanced options
- Put the path to the RSS feed you want (for example, http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/rss.xml), next to the Subscribe button.
- Click subscribe. This will add the feed to your page.
- Either add more feeds or click Add stuff again (upper left) to close the options.
Tip – If I need to search for a feed, I use a separate browser, do my search, and then paste the path next to the Subscribe button. I don’t like the Search for feeds option because I lose my context.
I like Live.com for my Web-based RSS reading experience. I use JetBrains Omea Pro for my desktop experience, where I do my heavy processing. I think of this like my Outlook Web Access and Outlook desktop experiences. My Web experience is optimized for reach; my desktop experience is optimized for rich.