Microsoft RSS Blog

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

April, 2006

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    Windows RSS Platform Download Engine

    I wanted to take a couple of minutes to describe how the RSS Platform's download engine works. The behavior can be of interest to feed publishers who might be concerned about scalability as well as to developers and individual users who want to understand...
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    User-Agent string

    We've received inquiries regarding the user-agent string that the Windows RSS Platform uses when making HTTP requests to servers. This is particularly interesting to services that provide statistics to their users indicating how many users are reading...
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    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 Mainstream" at Mix06 in Las Vegas. While my talk was at 8:30am on the last day of the conference (and mind you it was in Vegas) it was much better attended then...
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    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, or skip to the download here . For people who have downloaded the previews of Beta 2, you’ll find improved stability and a number of fixed issues in...
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    Niall Kennedy, Feed Platforms, and Services

    I, for one, am very excited to have Niall Kennedy join the Windows Live team and drive the development of an RSS platform . For one thing, it's great to have someone with a voice that is as well-respected as his joining Microsoft in any capacity. Just...
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