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michael affronti | microsoft outlook program manager

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  • Blog Post: Outlook, RSS, & the user-agent string

    One of our dedicated MVP's, Patrick Schmid, reported in his post here that: If you provide an RSS feed for your blog, then there is a good chance that you use FeedBurner. FeedBurner is a great tool to get accurate statistics on how many subscribers an RSS feed has for example. Unfortunately, FeedBurner...
  • Blog Post: RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 – part 2

    A few days ago I posted on how to use AutoArchive in Outlook 2007 to help manage the size impact of your RSS Feeds on your Exchange mailbox. One of the downsides to using AutoArchive is that there is no easy way to apply a defined set of parameters to a number of RSS Feed folders at once – folders can...
  • Blog Post: RSS & AutoArchive in Outlook 2007

    The volume of content on some RSS Feeds can be very high. When you add more RSS Feeds to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you might discover that the size of your Microsoft Exchange mailbox (mailbox: Location on a Microsoft Exchange server where your e-mail is delivered. Your administrator sets up a mailbox...
  • Blog Post: RSS in Outlook - upgrading from Beta 2 to B2TR

    With the Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh now live on the web , I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about the best way to get your RSS feeds up and running after you upgrade. The B2TR installation is actually a patch that installs on top of the original Beta 2 and makes upgrading very simple. In...
  • Blog Post: Paul Thurrott review of Office B2TR

    Another great review by Paul Thurrott over on the Windows SuperSite: http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/office2007_beta2_tr.asp . He's got some great information on Outlook and talks specifically about the new Instant Search functionality.
  • Blog Post: Dupes part deux

    There's been some conversations going on about how Outlook is handling duplicate RSS items and what that means for bloggers. Sorry for the confusion – what we've done in Outlook 2007 recently around duplicates is to reduce the erroneous amount that occur because of the incorrect way that we interpret...
  • Blog Post: Dupes be gone!

    Duplicate items are an RSS aggregator's worst enemy, and many of the dedicated folks who are using Outlook 2007 Beta 2 know we did not do a great job in that build of handling the many ways that dupes can occur. Since the Beta 2 build we've made numerous improvements to the RSS architecture around...
  • Blog Post: so it begins...

    9:36am, just ran into Hans (former Outlook PM now Walter Cronkite apprentice) and am sitting in the main room of the conference. We've got a Windows Live booth outside of the conference room that's got a few Vista demo machines and it's also where Joe and I will be demoing Outlook and Word 2007. Check...
  • Blog Post: Gnomedex 6.0 baby!

    Gnomedex 6.0 starts tonight! Last year was a blast and I'm looking forward to attending this weekend. I'll be there with a bunch of other folks from Microsoft representing Office, XBox, Windows Live, Vista, and a bunch of other teams. We'll have a little lounge area set up where you can come by, chat...
  • Blog Post: Blogging from Word 2007

    My friend and colleague Joe Friend over in Word 2007 land (actually just upstairs from my office) has released the details of some awesome new functionalty enabled in the Word 2007 Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/joe_friend/archive/2006/05/12/595963.aspx That's right - blogging from Word 2007 is...
  • Blog Post: RSS for concert lovers...

    I love going to concerts, but finding tickets to shows is often a pain - especially those that get sold out in a few minutes and you can't find anything on TicketMaster. My friend Hernan is an avid concert-goer as well, and recently told me a of a great way that he used RSS in Outlook to help him get...
  • Blog Post: Outlook, RSS, and the corporate environment

    Lot's of folks have been using the B1TR of Outlook 12 in corporate environments, and have asked what kind of interactions we'll have between RSS and their systems. By default, Outlook 12 delivers new RSS subscriptions to sub-folders underneath the "RSS Feeds" root folder. This folder lives in your...
  • Blog Post: 10x10 - an amazing use of RSS

    http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html From their site: Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically...
  • Blog Post: RSS in Outlook 2007 Q & A

    Many of you have posted great comments and questions on our RSS work. I wanted to take a few minutes to answer some of them. If you have any more please let me know. Is there any way to import feeds from OPML into Outlook 12? Yes, it's built right into our Import/Export wizard, under File: Import...
  • Blog Post: Gettin' crafty with reading RSS feeds

    There are several cool ways you leverage Outlook's folder management and search infrastructure to improve the way you view RSS feeds inside the application. They range from the simple, like creating subfolders, to the complex, like using search folders to find key terms. Here's a look at some of the...
  • Blog Post: The new RSS icon in Outlook

    As I posted about earlier this year, the IE RSS team adopted the Firefox RSS icon with the full support of the Mozilla team. Outlook also signed on for using the new icon in our RSS support, and I've got some screenshots of the icons in action inside of Outlook 12... The RSS Feeds root folder...
  • Blog Post: On the Ribbon...

    Let me start by saying I appreciate all of the feedback that everyone has been throwing my way on the "Share Me" post from a few days ago. Much of the feedback has centered on the new "Ribbon" interface which is shown in a screenshot in my post. One of the challenges that comes from blogging about...
  • Blog Post: Simple Sharing Extensions

    This has been around a bunch, but I figured I would give it due dilligence and post a link to the MSDN article that describes the infrastucture and provides examples: http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/rss/sse/ It's VERY cool technology that I've had the opportunity to mess around with, and it's potential...
  • Blog Post: RSS icon goodness

    Some of you may have seen this on the IE team blog and should be as excited as I am... http://blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/archive/2005/12/14/503778.aspx Internet Explorer 7 and the Windows RSS Platform have now officially adopted the orange RSS icon that the FireFox browser uses, and are doing so with...
  • Blog Post: Technorati links added

    I've used Technorati as a general blog resource (as far as searching and subscribing to blogs) on the net, and have now added the Technorati links to my blog. You'll see them on the right side, and they will let you see who in the Technorati network is currently linking to my blog (currently a whopping...
  • Blog Post: @ the conference...

    So Syndicate 2005 is under way and it seems pretty cool so far. I'm sitting in the keynote listening to Scott Anderson from Hewlett Packard discuss how blogging works at HP and am really looking forward to some of sessons later today. We've got Outlook 12 and Internet Explorer 7 running at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Syndicate 2005

    I'll be attending Syndicate 2005 next week in San Francisco. It will be my first time attending the conference, and I'll be heading down with folks from the IE and Live.com teams. From their site: Themed "Transforming the Way Businesses Do Business", Syndicāte is a two-and-a-half day, business...
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