Windows Live Suite has lots of RSS goodness

A couple weeks ago, Chris Jones (VP on the Windows Live team) announced the new Windows Live suite. Included in this suite are two things of potential interest to readers of this blog: First, the beta release of Windows Live Mail — a desktop email client like Outlook Express or Windows Mail for Vista. What…

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RSS 2.0 Best Practices Profile draft released

One of the great things about RSS is that it’s being used all over the world in countless ways. Millions of sites publish RSS feeds and hundreds of products consume those same feeds. The downside of this popularity, however, is that with that many implementations, there’s bound to be some variance in how and when sites implement…

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Still Gone? Ok – got it!

Sam Ruby pointed out HTTP 410 GONE support in feed readers or rather the lack thereof. He links to the list of User-Agent strings that continue to request the feed that is gone. One of the entries points at the Windows RSS Platform as an “offender”: Windows RSS Platform/1.0 (MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1) It’s…

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Windows Live Spaces goes RSS-crazy

It’s been quiet here for a couple months, but plenty of things have been happening in the RSS world. Most recently, Windows Live Spaces had an update (more at the Space Craft blog). Mike Torres, all-powerful lead PM on the Spaces team dropped me note to point out that they went RSS-crazy in this update,…

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Patent Applications in the RSS space

It’s always fun when a story hits the blogosphere while you’re stuck on a plane. 🙂 This will be short, because I’m connecting over a 14.4K modem line (I have the deepest sympathy for folks who still do this every day!), but I just want to say a few basic things about the RSS-related patent applications mentioned in…

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Windows Vista and Feeds

As noted pretty much everywhere on the web, Windows Vista launched (for businesses) last week. Windows Vista includes IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform, and is therefore the first Windows operating system to ship with built-in support for RSS (and the first OS of any kind to have RSS support built-in as a native platform component). Windows Vista…

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Thank you.

It’s been a hectic week. Between getting thrown in a fountain (that’s my boss, Group Program Manager of IE, but almost everyone went in at some point), and being filmed for Channel 9 video (say hi to Arvind, Will and Cindy, about half of the RSS test team), I forgot to post a note here. But, I…

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Attensa for Outlook 2.0

The folks at Attensa make a slick RSS aggregator that integrates with Outlook and provides a River of News-style view with priortization based on what feeds you use the most. Not too long ago, they released version 2.0 of the Attensa for Outlook product. Along with a ton of other great features, it includes synchronization with…

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MSR Asia: RSS Reading Habits Survey

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon (Redmond time, at least), than by filling out a quick 8 question survey on your RSS reading habits, hosted by the MSR Asia Center for Interactive Design? Even if you don’t take the survey, the results will be publicly available on Oct 20th (and there’s even a results…

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NewsGator Desktop Sync in Beta

Earlier this year at Mix06, Greg Reinacker and I did a talk on the RSS platform, during which he demo’d tool to synchronize the RSS platform state with NewsGator Online. Yesterday, Nick Harris announced that the sync app, now known by the name of “NewsGator Desktop Sync” has gone into beta, and is available for…

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