Ray Ozzie's Simple Sharing Extensions get a new lease on life

Ray Ozzie's Simple Sharing Extensions get a new lease on life

Summary: In late 2005, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was championing a new technology called RSS Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE). Since then, there have been almost no public updates from Ozzie or anyone else at Microsoft on what was happening with SSE. Until this week, that is.

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In late 2005, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie was championing a new technology called RSS Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE).

Since then, there have been almost no public updates from Ozzie or anyone else at Microsoft on what was happening with SSE. Until this week, that is.

At an invitation-only event at Microsoft, known as Mix-N-Mash, Microsoft officials discussed what has become of SSE. LiveSide.Net, which is at the event, has a good summary. LiveSide said:

"Microsoft announced a new Windows Live service that enables the sharing of data through standard web feeds such as RSS and Atom: FeedSync. The specification is now available to developers from http://www.feedsync.org/ under a Creative Commons License."

As LiveSide explained:

"What makes the FeedSync specification useful is that it as well as enabling data inputs from multiple devices/locations at the same time, it is designed to resolve any conflicts that may come about as a result."

The newly named FeedSync service is now in beta and is a Microsoft Live Labs project. (LiveLabs is the Microsoft organization comprised of Microsoft Researchers and Windows Live services experts.)

Anyone interested in giving the newest Microsoft Live service a try? To what kinds of uses could you putFeedSync?

Topics: Windows, Browser, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • You've Probably Thought Ahead on this...

    The MSS version would certainly 'wake-up' the listening audiences whilst shopping
    for a WII. That way I could hear a Bach 3-part invention being played in realtime to
    me and at the same time handing over my CC instead of writing a personal check.
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    dascha1
  • Funny to see Ray putting a communication tool while he is silent.

    it took that long to hear from him - i am surprised that his first release is a kind of commumication device in real time.
    msftzzz
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