Photos: Longhorn, IE7 and RSS
Friday, at the Gnomedex conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced platform level support for Really Simple Syndication (RSS) in Longhorn designed to make it easier to discover RSS feeds and support for simple list extensions. Technorati's Niall Kennedy snapped some shots of Longhorn, IE7 and RSS in action.
As reported Friday, Longhorn will provide a common RSS feed list across all applications, common RSS data store for applications to access downloaded content, and an RSS platform sync engine. Subscribing to an RSS feed from within Internet Explorer 7.0 will be similar to adding a Web site to "Favorites." An icon placed in a toolbar will illuminate when feeds have been updated with new content.