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    Speaking of icons...

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    Michael Affronti , program manager for RSS features in Outlook 12 has been blogging recently. He has some icon news also. I'm equally excited to announce that Outlook 12 will be using the same icon to represent RSS throughout the product. We are...
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    Icons: It’s still orange

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    My last post shared some of our conceptual designs of the feed icon and expressed some of the criteria that we are using to select the right icon. Several of the comments liked icon #4 simply because it looked liked the Firefox icon, and many (like this...
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    IE RSS at Syndicate

    Just a quick note -- members of the IE RSS team will be down in San Francisco from tomorrow to the 14th, taking part in the Syndicate Conference . From the IE team, Jane Kim, David Aronchick and I (Sean Lyndersay) will be attending. Also on hand will...
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    More on SSE

    I wanted to take the time in this post to answer some of the comments left on Jack’s introductory post . And I also want to remind everyone that the FEED-TECH mailing list is starting to get some good activity. If you haven’t already, please subscribe...
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    Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

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    It’s nice to connect. I’m Jack Ozzie, development manager for Ray Ozzie’s concept development group. Besides being brothers, Ray and I have worked together for several years now developing and shipping software products with some amazingly talented development...
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    Feeds and well-formed XML

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    Here in Windows, we’re working hard on Windows Vista Beta 2, and we've recently been doing some work on how we parse feeds. Our years of experience in with HTML in Internet Explorer have taught us the long-term pain that results from being too liberal...
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    The orange icon...

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    It’s great that a discussion of icons has recently restarted in the RSS community. We are in the process of figuring out what icon to use on our toolbar in IE7 to represent feeds. There are five parts of the experience for feeds in IE7: discovering if...
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    Team RSS at PDC '05

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    The Windows RSS team is well represented at PDC '05 in LA (session feed ). At 2:15pm today, Amar Gandhi (Group Program Manager of the Windows RSS team), will be presenting on " Windows Vista: Building RSS-enabled applications ." So, if you're here...
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    Simple List Extensions - Spec update

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    As promised, I've posted a local (draft) version of the updated Simple List Extensions 1.0 (which we're mirroring on this site while we get the MSDN site updated) as well as a companion document ( SLX Explained ) with samples, examples, and more detailed...
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    The Blog Business Summit - What we heard

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    Last week, Dean and Robert Scoble spoke at the Blog Business Summit in San Francisco. For those who couldn't make it, Peter Levinson has a great blow-by-blow of the talk at The Editor's Blog , while Ian Kennedy pulls out some of the highlights and...
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    Windows RSS Publisher's Guide, Part 1: Feed Auto-discovery

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    Today is the first installment of the Windows RSS “Publisher’s Guide.” Over the development of the RSS features in Windows Vista, we’ll post regular features on what RSS feed publishers need to do to properly integrate with IE. In general, these will...
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    RSS Features in IE 7 for XP and Windows Vista Beta 1

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    Hi! I’m Jane Kim, program manager for RSS in Internet Explorer. Now that Beta 1 of IE 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista are released, I want to introduce to you to what RSS features that are available in this release. We also posted this information...
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    Longhorn (hearts) Atom, too

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    Yes, we love Atom, too. :) For the past couple weeks, we've been working full-time on implementing the RSS platform features in Longhorn. Of the many interesting features the development team has been checking in, I thought this one might be found...
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    Our welcome from (and to) the community

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    Well, this is has been quite a fun 30 hours. Yesterday, at Gnomedex 5.0 Dean, GM of the Browsing and RSS Technologies team (and frequent IEBlog poster), announced a bunch of RSS-related features of Longhorn. Details of all that are on the MSDN site. ...
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