Outlook, RSS, & the user-agent string

One of our dedicated MVP’s, Patrick Schmid, reported in his post here that: If you provide an RSS feed for your blog, then there is a good chance that you use FeedBurner. FeedBurner is a great tool to get accurate statistics on how many subscribers an RSS feed has for example. Unfortunately, FeedBurner doesn’t count…

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RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 – part 2

A few days ago I posted on how to use AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 to help manage the size impact of your RSS Feeds on your Exchange mailbox. One of the downsides to using AutoArchive is that there is no easy way to apply a defined set of parameters to a number of RSS Feed…

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RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007

The volume of content on some RSS Feeds can be very high. When you add more RSS Feeds to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you might discover that the size of your Microsoft Exchange mailbox (mailbox: Location on a Microsoft Exchange server where your e-mail is delivered. Your administrator sets up a mailbox for each user. If…

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RSS in Outlook - upgrading from Beta 2 to B2TR

With the Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh now live on the web, I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the best way to get your RSS feeds up and running after you upgrade. The B2TR installation is actually a patch that installs on top of the original Beta 2 and makes upgrading…

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Paul Thurrott review of Office B2TR

Another great review by Paul Thurrott over on the Windows SuperSite:  http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office2007_beta2_tr.asp.  He’s got some great information on Outlook and talks specifically about the new Instant Search functionality. 

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Dupes part deux

There’s been some conversations going on about how Outlook is handling duplicate RSS items and what that means for bloggers. Sorry for the confusion – what we’ve done in Outlook 2007 recently around duplicates is to reduce the erroneous amount that occur because of the incorrect way that we interpret changes in the XML, along…

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Dupes be gone!

Duplicate items are an RSS aggregator’s worst enemy, and many of the dedicated folks who are using Outlook 2007 Beta 2 know we did not do a great job in that build of handling the many ways that dupes can occur. Since the Beta 2 build we’ve made numerous improvements to the RSS architecture around…

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so it begins...

9:36am, just ran into Hans (former Outlook PM now Walter Cronkite apprentice) and am sitting in the main room of the conference.  We’ve got a Windows Live booth outside of the conference room that’s got a few Vista demo machines and it’s also where Joe and I will be demoing Outlook and Word 2007.  Check it…

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Gnomedex 6.0 baby!

Gnomedex 6.0 starts tonight!  Last year was a blast and I’m looking forward to attending this weekend.  I’ll be there with a bunch of other folks from Microsoft representing Office, XBox, Windows Live, Vista, and a bunch of other teams.  We’ll have a little lounge area set up where you can come by, chat with…

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Blogging from Word 2007

My friend and colleague Joe Friend over in Word 2007 land (actually just upstairs from my office) has released the details of some awesome new functionalty enabled in the Word 2007 Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/joe_friend/archive/2006/05/12/595963.aspx That’s right – blogging from Word 2007 is here!  Joe’s post is very detailed and includes some great screen shots.  I…

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