Scott Hanselman

Microsoft Download Center RSS Feed

January 20, 2003 Comment on this post [0] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET | Bugs | Tools
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Useful RSS feed. Just a quick note to mention a new RSS feed that some of you might like to subscribe to: the folks over at ThunderMain Ltd have started preparing a feed of the Microsoft Download Center files.  Always nice to be able to stop visiting a Web site when all I want to know is whether there's anything new. [Larkware News]

Fantastically useful...I love this kind of data aggregation.  Lately we've been adding RSS feeds for anything and everything that is useful....Bug Reports, Product Updates, News within our Vertical (eFinance), etc.  Aggregating via RSS (and with a glorious tool such as NewsGator) is a much more compelling model than the promises of Digital Dashboards of the late 90s.  I was all over the Digital Dashboard as a concept, but the UI needed work and the aggregated data needed structure.  With RSS and NewsGator, I have both.  Using ASP.NET, aggresive use of the @Page Caching attribute and about 20 minutes and I can RSS just about anything. Woohoo!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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