Microsoft to Share Its Plans for Longhorn RSS Support

Microsoft first discussed its plans to make RSS a part of Longhorn two years ago. The company prepares to share its updated vision for syndication support in the next version of Windows.

Two years ago at the first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, dedicated to Longhorn, Microsoft officials showed how Microsoft planned to support RSS in Longhorn.

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.

Dave Winer, who runs the Scripting News Weblog and also is set to keynote at Gnomedex, provided some of the back story on Microsofts RSS plans on his site Wednesday.

"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.

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