Microsoft to share its plans for Longhorn RSS support

Two years ago at the first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, dedicated to Longhorn, Microsoft officials showed how Microsoft planned to support RSS in Longhorn. Today, the 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 today in Seattle. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, will deliver one of keynotes at Gnomedex. 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 Microsoft's RSS plans on his site Wednesday. "On Friday, you'll see how deeply integrated RSS is in the architecture of the browser. But that's just the tip of what may turn out to be a very big iceberg," Winer said. UKFast is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

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