Today at Gnomedex
, Microsoft showed Internet Explorer 7. In fact, they only showed the RSS-related features of IE7 and despite lots
, I'm underwhelmed. Let's look at what was announced:
IE has an RSS button and can render RSS
No big deal. Both Firefox and Apple's Safari
support RSS feeds.
Longhorn will have a system-wide OPML store
Microsoft needs to wake up and smell the network. I don't want a system-wide OPML store. I want a global OPML store. I want MSN, or other website to store my OPML and sync with my phone
, laptop, desktop, PVR/media centre/gaming console when these are connected to the network and access a cached version when I'm not.
They've created a new RSS tag to signify a list
Handling lists as RSS is not a novel idea. Google
and even MSN
are aware that almost anything is a list.
Now, Microsoft may have some unannounced features implied above - and that would be fantastic - however as I said I'm currently underwhelmed.