On Friday, the Redmond, Wash., software mogul is set to provide an update on its plans for baking RSS (Really Simple Syndication) into the forthcoming operating system. Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off its updated strategy at the Gnomedex conference, which kicks off Friday in Seattle.
Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Microsofts Internet Explorer team, will deliver one of keynotes at Gnomedex on Friday.
While some industry watchers were speculating over the past couple of weeks that Microsoft might use the conference to launch the first beta of IE 7.0, it seems more likely that Hachamovitch instead will discuss how the company plans to build RSS support directly into the version of IE that will be integrated into Longhorn.
"On Friday, youll see how deeply integrated RSS is in the architecture of the browser. But thats just the tip of what may turn out to be a very big iceberg," Winer said.