Microsoft RSS Blog

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

February, 2006

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    RSS Platform Screen Saver Sample

    John and I have been working on a sample application using the Windows RSS Platform . It's a screen saver which displays the image of RSS posts that have image enclosures. The screen saver is based on the Visual Studio 2005 Screen Saver Starter Kit. We...
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    RSS at Mix06

    A quick plug for Mix06 - it's coming up fast (Mar 20-22), so get registered quickly. In case you missed it, Mix06 is a conference that’s focused on Internet technologies so, not surprisingly, RSS will be there in force, with a bunch of sessions...
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    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 an RSS feed on a particular page that clearly has a feed associated with it. Usually, this means that there's an RSS or XML button somewhere on the page...
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    Wiki for feed discovery and feed rendering

    Here's a wiki for you to report any problematic feed discovery and rendering issues: We've already gotten some good posts about feed rendering which we are actively investigating...
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    Windows RSS Platform ala carte

    We just shipped the Windows RSS Platform with the IE7 Beta 2 Preview and questions about the RSS Platform are sprouting up . I wanted to address one of the most common questions first: how should applications can take advantage of platform? Within...
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    Microsoft Feed API documentation

    As I discussed earlier , the Windows RSS platform (common feed list, synchronization engine and feed store) exposes all of its functionality to any application. These APIs are known as the Microsoft Feed APIs, and the documentation is now live on MSDN...
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    Part 3: Read and Manage Feeds

    The feed reading experience in IE7 is meant to be lightweight and simple. We display the accumulated feed's contents in one scrollable view, like a webpage. This is great for news feeds and blogs where you want to scan the feed content to catch an interesting...
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    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 to it. This post covers how to do just that. Discover We expect most users to encounter a feed through the Feed Discovery button located on the...
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    Part 1: Hello feeds

    Hi, I'm Jane. Everyone I know spends their free time browsing the internet… whether it’s catching up on the news, reading friends’ blog, or looking for that perfect web deal, book, person. But scanning a site to see what you’ve read versus what’s new...
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    Windows RSS Platform

    Hello, Walter from the land of IE Program Managers here. You might have seen or read about the RSS functionality in the user interface of IE7 Beta 2 Preview. There is a bit more to it then just letting users subscribe and read feeds from the IE7 user...
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