Microsoft betting really big on RSS

Posted on Saturday, Jun 25 2005 @ 08:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
RSS support in IE7 and Longhorn
Microsoft announced Internet Explorer 7 and Longhorn will offer support for RSS. The company believes RSS is going to be the key to how people use the internet in the future. Gary Schare, director of Windows strategic product management, said they are betting really big on RSS, it will be integrated throughout the upcoming Longhorn operating system.
For starters, Microsoft plans to make sure that subscribing to RSS feeds is as simple as choosing a favorite in Internet Explorer. Firefox already includes some RSS features, while Apple Computer added RSS support in the version of Safari included with its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger release.
RSS features will be rolled out over the coming months. More details about Microsoft's RSS plans can be found over at CNET


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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