Many of us our still waiting to see the positive impact from Ray Ozzie in his role at Microsoft. Word is that is still coming, but last year we did get something: Microsoft’s Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE). I wrote about it back then. Well, SSE has been renamed FeedSync and a spec has been released. Also, the Microsoft Synchronization framework supports it.
Cool extensions to RSS/Atom, though I wish they hadn’t chosen the “FeedSync” name. That sounds like a product, not a specification. I preferred SSE, and would have thought RSS-SE (RSS Sync Extensions) or to be more agnostic, FSE (Feed synchronization extensions) to be even better.
Jon Udell has more details here and links to Channel 9 videos, etc.
So, who is going to support it? For blogging applications, I’d like to see . . .
- FeedBurner (Google) support the history and tombstone feature right away. Also, the ability to aggregate feeds with full synchronization would also be cool.
- How about WordPress? Support FeedSync directly?
Presumably Microsoft will be using this too in some new Live services. Other applications?