RSS Thoughts

I am not quite sure I understand why Roberdan has posted this http://blogs.msdn.com/roberdan/comments/502576.aspx very basic explanation of what an RSS feed is.
Probably to start educating the masses, and preparing that amount of business people to WHAT RSS is…. preparing them to actually use the format when (soon) it will finally be mainstream with Office 12 and IE7…. to this regard Scoble says "[...]don’t underestimate the effect of Outlook 12’s support of RSS here. It’ll bring millions of new businesspeople into the RSS world. This is HUGE.[...]". http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2005/12/22/outlook-pm-talks-about-upcoming-rss-integration/
And he's right of course. I keep forgetting RSS is not in the mainstream yet. "My" idea of what is mainstream is mostly polluted by my geeky visions…

But coming back to the point – that was Roberdan's post – I wanted to comment there, but for some reason I am not able to do so (even though it does not seem to be a problem with http://blogs.msdn.com, as I can comment to my blog there… I don't know)… so I will comment here (hoping he sees the pingback). The comment I wanted to write is this that follows (in Italian):

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Bisognerebbe inoltre menzionare che anche le liste di SharePoint stesso si possono ri-pubblicare in formato RSS per farle fruire ad altri reader. Per il momento questa possibilita' non c'e' nativamente in SharePoint, ma si puo' attivare installando una web part quale "BlogWave"
http://blogs.msdn.com/asanto/archive/2004/08/22/218625.aspx oppure quella messa a disposizione da BlueDogLimited:
http://www.bluedoglimited.com/Downloads/pages/SyndicationGenerator.aspx

Anch'io ho scritto un simile oggetto che genera feed a partire da liste di siti realizzati con SharePoint, qualora non si avesse la possibilita' di installare webparts sul proprio sharepoint, e lo faccio da remoto, estraendo le informazioni dal Web Service si SPS.

Invece per fortuna lo SharePoint "futuro" che uscira', avra' questa possibilita' nativamente:
http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/09/17.html#a11176

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