RSS Feeds



MSDN provides RSS Feeds for many of its developer centers and for other areas of the site such as the MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Through these feeds, you can be notified when new content has been published within the areas of MSDN that you are interested in.

If you're interested in subscribing to the feeds and using RSS to access content on MSDN, please read the What is Rss section on this page. If you're interested in doing development with RSS, please check out our new RSS for Developers Page.

As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the feeds, and please let us know if anything seems unusual or out of place as you use them.


What Is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides a convenient way to syndicate information from a variety of sources, including news stories, updates to a web site or even source code check-ins for a development project. Regardless of the purpose for which the RSS file is being used, by watching this XML file, you can quickly and easily see whenever an update has occurred. Of course, viewing the RSS feed in Internet Explorer and hitting F5 every few minutes is not the most efficient use of your time, so most people take advantage of some form of client software to read and monitor RSS feeds.

There are many different RSS clients available, but here are a selected few that we tested our feeds with and that you may find useful:

If you're using Microsoft SharePoint, you can get the MSDN Headlines feed delivered to your SharePoint site using Tim Heuer's RSS Reader Web Part.

Whenever you see the or symbols, they should link to an RSS feed that you can subscribe to via your RSS client.