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RSS Integration in Outlook 12

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Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has posted that next Outlook release will have RSS integrated as announced by Outlook program manager Michael Affronti. Surely, a step towards widening the user base of RSS.

It’s easy to make people try out new technologies on a browser with hype and curiosity, but majority of such audience is ephemeral.

Bring it to the desktop – if it’s truly valuable, it’ll change people’s life.

Written by Brajesh

December 26, 2005 at 12:55 pm

Posted in Microsoft, RSS

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  1. What about the basic ‘Use-Anywhere’ and sharing feature. Did you get a chance to peek in for the new yahoo mail alpha?

    -Abhishek

    Abhishek Goyal

    December 26, 2005 at 5:46 pm

  2. And what about the freedom of working offline? Internet is inherently unreliable media, and I dread the day of network outage, having no access to my old stuff and having no control whatsoever.
    IMO, ‘Use anywhere’ as a necessity is a myth at best. How many times do you need to check your mail when you are not in your office/home? If you do, you most probably will be having a blackberry/cellphone with email facility already.
    Sharing, probably. I agree – web is more convenient(del.icio.us and Yahoo’s MyWeb2). Yet, how many times do you visit links by an arbitrary person? Firefox extentions like Bookmark synchronizer (FTP Sync) almost solve the problem.
    I, for myself, was never hooked to RSS until I used a desktop aggregator.

    Hey Abhishek, last I checked I was still in queue for yahoo mail(beta?). It’ll be great if you can spare me an invite. I’ve seen the reviews and it looks promising.

    Brajesh

    December 27, 2005 at 12:09 am

  3. I have been desperately trying to find someone who can point me in the right direction; I am not an Office 12 tester; however I have found a bug that is annoying the HELL out of me. The RSS aggregator keeps “loosing” my feeds, they don’t show up in the RSS Feeds tab of “Account Settings” and they don’t synchronize. However, if I re-add them I get duplicate directories (the feed names are also appended with a (1)). Another related bug I was getting was that these same ‘problematic’ feeds (including Raymond Chen’s) couldn’t synchronize because outlook failed to connect to the server (or an OLE registration problem occurred). I hope this gets pointed in the right direction towards a fix for RC1. Btw, this didn’t happen while I was using Office 12 with Vista Beta 2 (I am currently on XP SP2, with all the updates applied).

    Miguel Garrido

    July 3, 2006 at 4:18 pm


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