Speaking of icons…

Michael Affronti, program manager for RSS features in Outlook 12 has been blogging recently. He has some icon news also. I’m equally excited to announce that Outlook 12 will be using the same icon to represent RSS throughout the product.  We are going to be building the new icon into Outlook over the next few…

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Icons: It’s still orange

My last post shared some of our conceptual designs of the feed icon and expressed some of the criteria that we are using to select the right icon.  Several of the comments liked icon #4 simply because it looked liked the Firefox icon, and many (like this one) suggested that we work with the Firefox…

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IE RSS at Syndicate

Just a quick note — members of the IE RSS team will be down in San Francisco from tomorrow to the 14th, taking part in the Syndicate Conference. From the IE team, Jane Kim, David Aronchick and I (Sean Lyndersay) will be attending. Also on hand will be representatives from the Outlook team and live.com. We’ll have demos of the…

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More on SSE

I wanted to take the time in this post to answer some of the comments left on Jack’s introductory post. And I also want to remind everyone that the FEED-TECH mailing list is starting to get some good activity. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the list: Send email to: listserv@discuss.microsoft.com with the message…

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Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

It’s nice to connect. I’m Jack Ozzie, development manager for Ray Ozzie’s concept development group. Besides being brothers, Ray and I have worked together for several years now developing and shipping software products with some amazingly talented development teams.  I joined Ray’s dev team at Iris Associates in 1987, contributing to the development of Lotus…

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Feeds and well-formed XML

Here in Windows, we’re working hard on Windows Vista Beta 2, and we’ve recently been doing some work on how we parse feeds. Our years of experience in with HTML in Internet Explorer have taught us the long-term pain that results from being too liberal with what you accept from others. Hence, we’ve adopted the…

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The orange icon…

It’s great that a discussion of icons has recently restarted in the RSS community. We are in the process of figuring out what icon to use on our toolbar in IE7 to represent feeds.  There are five parts of the experience for feeds in IE7: discovering if a webpage has a feed, previewing the feed,…

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Team RSS at PDC ’05

The Windows RSS team is well represented at PDC ’05 in LA (session feed). At 2:15pm today, Amar Gandhi (Group Program Manager of the Windows RSS team), will be presenting on “Windows Vista: Building RSS-enabled applications.” So, if you’re here in LA, join us at 2:15pm in room 403AB. We’ve also got a bunch of machines…

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Simple List Extensions – Spec update

As promised, I’ve posted a local (draft) version of the updated Simple List Extensions 1.0 (which we’re mirroring on this site while we get the MSDN site updated) as well as a companion document (SLX Explained) with samples, examples, and more detailed explanations. The idea is that the companion document will evolve much more often as people ask…

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The Blog Business Summit – What we heard

Last week, Dean and Robert Scoble spoke at the Blog Business Summit in San Francisco. For those who couldn’t make it, Peter Levinson has a great blow-by-blow of the talk at The Editor’s Blog, while Ian Kennedy pulls out some of the highlights and has some interesting insights over on Flashpoint. Infoworld did a nice writeup, as well….

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