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All about RSS and feed technology at Microsoft and across the community

The RSS Platform User-Agent String

On the IE blog, Eric Lawrence presented the User-Agent string for the beta version of Internet...

Author: RSS Date: 02/27/2008

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....

Author: RSS Date: 09/18/2007

Simple Sharing Extensions spec updates

You’ve probably seen the postings in the past on this blog about the Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE)...

Author: RSS Date: 07/28/2007

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....

Author: RSS Date: 06/05/2007

Reading feeds in Right-to-Left order

In the last few weeks, we have got some questions about how to display the IE7 Feed View in RTL...

Author: RSS Date: 05/17/2007

Still Gone? Ok – got it!

Sam Ruby pointed out HTTP 410 GONE support in feed readers or rather the lack thereof. He links to...

Author: RSS Date: 04/27/2007

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....

Author: RSS Date: 04/20/2007

Feeds Plus: An Intern Adventure

Last summer, we had a couple of interns on the RSS team here in IE: Nate Furtwangler, a developer...

Author: RSS Date: 01/23/2007

Feeds not updating?

We've received some reports of users noticing that their feeds subscription stop updating after...

Author: RSS Date: 01/08/2007

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...

Author: RSS Date: 12/23/2006

Enclosure Download

A while ago I posted details about the RSS Platform Download Engine. That post focused on...

Author: RSS Date: 12/06/2006

Windows Vista and Feeds

As noted pretty much everywhere on the web, Windows Vista launched (for businesses) last week....

Author: RSS Date: 12/04/2006

Thank you.

It's been a hectic week. Between getting thrown in a fountain (that's my boss, Group Program Manager...

Author: RSS Date: 10/21/2006

Attensa for Outlook 2.0

The folks at Attensa make a slick RSS aggregator that integrates with Outlook and provides a River...

Author: RSS Date: 10/10/2006

Saving and loading feed lists in IE7 using OPML

One question we get asked occasionally is: How do I back up my feed list? Well, it turns out that...

Author: RSS Date: 10/08/2006

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...

Author: RSS Date: 09/22/2006

RSS Platform MiniSDK

Have you wanted to use the Windows RSS Platform from C++? Unlike managed code or script there is no...

Author: RSS Date: 09/22/2006

Securing feed enclosures

Greetings, I am one of the developers on the RSS team, and to complement Sean’s and Walter’s recent...

Author: RSS Date: 09/20/2006

NewsGator Desktop Sync in Beta

Earlier this year at Mix06, Greg Reinacker and I did a talk on the RSS platform, during which he...

Author: RSS Date: 09/19/2006

More on Feed Security

Shortly after the SPI Dynamics presentation that sparked a renewed discussion on feed security in...

Author: RSS Date: 09/08/2006

IE7 RC1 (for XP) released

In case you're one of the 12 people who read our blog and don't also read the IE blog, I thought I...

Author: RSS Date: 08/24/2006

Windows Live Writer Beta released

I think it's only appropriate to congratulate the Windows Live Writer team on the release of their...

Author: RSS Date: 08/13/2006

Script in Feeds

You might have read the c|net article "Blog feeds may carry security risk" which summarizes the...

Author: RSS Date: 08/07/2006

“Mom, I am on M-TV!”

MSDN TV that is. At the end of June MSDN TV published my episode on RSS in IE7 and the RSS Platform....

Author: RSS Date: 08/01/2006

RSS Platform Beta 3 Changes

Jane talked about reading feeds with ease in IE7 Beta 3. I want highlight what is new in the Windows...

Author: RSS Date: 07/28/2006

Read Feeds with Ease in Beta 3

IE7 Beta 3 is here! We’ve snuck in some goodies in the feed reading user experience based on your...

Author: RSS Date: 06/29/2006

Events in VB.NET

We’ve been getting a few questions on how to use RSS Platform events in VB.NET. The problem faced by...

Author: RSS Date: 06/08/2006

Book talking about the RSS Platform

Last month, I reviewed the chapter about the Windows RSS Platform in Dave Johnson’s upcoming book...

Author: RSS Date: 05/05/2006

Now on Video: "Using the RSS Platform on Windows - Syndication Goes Mainstream"

All Mix06 talks have been made available on video for anyone to watch at http://sessions.mix06.com/...

Author: RSS Date: 05/05/2006

User-Agent string

We've received inquiries regarding the user-agent string that the Windows RSS Platform uses when...

Author: RSS Date: 04/28/2006

IE7 Beta 2 - Get it now

IE7 Beta 2 is now available for general download! Read Dean’s post to the IE blog for more details,...

Author: RSS Date: 04/25/2006

My Mix06 Talk: "Using the RSS Platform on Windows: Syndication Goes Mainstream"

Not too long ago I gave a talk titled "Using the RSS Platform on Windows: Syndication Goes...

Author: RSS Date: 04/14/2006

Niall Kennedy, Feed Platforms, and Services

I, for one, am very excited to have Niall Kennedy join the Windows Live team and drive the...

Author: RSS Date: 04/12/2006

Windows RSS Platform Download Engine

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to describe how the RSS Platform's download engine works. The...

Author: RSS Date: 04/08/2006

Publisher's Guide Update with MIME Detection

We’ve updated the Publisher’s Guide (http://blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/articles/PublishersGuide.aspx)...

Author: RSS Date: 03/30/2006

Understanding Lists and SLE

Hey! This is Arvind. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in the RSS Team working on among other...

Author: RSS Date: 03/29/2006

Simple List Extensions in action

Last summer, at Gnomedex 5.0, we announced the Simple List Extensions (SLE), which allow RSS and...

Author: RSS Date: 03/28/2006

Feed Integration in Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta

Bryan Starbuck from the Windows Live development team blogged about the RSS feed support in Mail...

Author: RSS Date: 03/06/2006

RSS Platform Screen Saver Sample

John and I have been working on a sample application using the Windows RSS Platform. It's a screen...

Author: RSS Date: 02/27/2006

RSS at Mix06

A quick plug for Mix06 - it's coming up fast (Mar 20-22), so get registered quickly. In case you...

Author: RSS Date: 02/24/2006

The little rss icon - what makes it glow?

About once or twice a day, we get an email from someone asking why it is that IE 7 isn't detecting...

Author: RSS Date: 02/10/2006

Wiki for feed discovery and feed rendering

Here's a wiki for you to report any problematic feed discovery and rendering issues:...

Author: RSS Date: 02/09/2006

Windows RSS Platform ala carte

We just shipped the Windows RSS Platform with the IE7 Beta 2 Preview and questions about the RSS...

Author: RSS Date: 02/08/2006

Microsoft Feed API documentation

As I discussed earlier, the Windows RSS platform (common feed list, synchronization engine and feed...

Author: RSS Date: 02/04/2006

Part 3: Read and Manage Feeds

The feed reading experience in IE7 is meant to be lightweight and simple. We display the accumulated...

Author: RSS Date: 02/02/2006

Part 2: Discover and Subscribe to Feeds

To get started with feed reading experience in IE7, you need to first find a feed and then subscribe...

Author: RSS Date: 02/02/2006

Part 1: Hello feeds

Hi, I'm Jane. Everyone I know spends their free time browsing the internet… whether it’s catching up...

Author: RSS Date: 02/02/2006

Windows RSS Platform

Hello, Walter from the land of IE Program Managers here. You might have seen or read about the RSS...

Author: RSS Date: 02/01/2006

SSE Update and Tutorial

SSE Update I’d like to thank the community for providing valuable feedback on the SSE spec through...

Author: RSS Date: 01/25/2006

Naked Conversations

Congrats to Robert and Shel on the launch of their book, "Naked Conversations." A couple of us from...

Author: RSS Date: 01/22/2006

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