The word (yes AN acronym) for today is:RSS RSS defines an XML grammar (a set of HTML-like tags) for sharing news. Each RSS text file contains both static information about your site, plus dynamic information about your new stories, all surrounded by matching start and end tags.
RSS (RDF Site Summary - formerly called Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a method of describing news or other Web content that is available for "feeding" (distribution or syndication) from an online publisher to Web users.
Each story is defined by an <item> tag, which contains a headline TITLE, URL, and DESCRIPTION. Here's an example:
<title>MSCRM Freak Gets Freaky</title>
<description>insert your freaky text here</description>
RSS feeds are typically used with news sites or blogs, although any website can use them to disseminate information. When an update is sent out, it includes a headline and a small amount of text, either a summary or the lead-in to the larger story. You will need to click a link to read more. The items on my blog are being published this way. A user with a Web browser (IE7) or a special program that can read RSS-distributed content can read periodically-provided distributions of my blogitems. My RSS url is http://blogs.msdn.com/mscrmfreak/rss.aspx
Michaeljon Miller is in the process of developing a RSS feed for Microsoft CRM 3.0. I will keep you updated when it is finished and ready to use. But for now you can use www.live.com to create your own startpage build from your custom RSS feeds. Take a look at the screenshot below.
RSS defines an XML grammar (a set of HTML-like tags) for sharing news. Each RSS text file contains both static information about your site, plus dynamic information about your new stories, all surrounded by matching start and end tags.