Lots of buzz around Microsoft’s announcement that they are going to bake RSS into the next generation of Windows, Longhorn. If you’ve got the time, I highly recommend you sit through the MSDN Channel 9 video interview with the Longhorn/RSS team taken the day before their announcement at Gnomedex. You can feel the energy and excitement coming out of Redmond.
The video includes a demo of IE 7 and a hacked version of RSS Bandit on Longhorn that shows:
- autodiscovery (no need to hunt for the little orange chicklet)
- adding a feed populates a common list of feeds that can be shared by all Longhorn apps
- Calendar support for RSS feeds of events (click to subscribe to events in Outlook)
- <treat as> and <sort by> collaboration with Amazon to handle lists
- adding feed of photoblogs to make a screensaver
More details and pointers on MSDN. RSS Everywhere!