James O'Neill's Blog

October 27, 2006

Good and not so good use of RSS.

Filed under: RSS,Windows Vista — jamesone111 @ 2:24 am

Every morning my postman puts 3 or 4 catalogues through the door. My wife’s late father had a printing company, and she still murmurs “more work for the printers” when this things arrive. It’s one of of the few causes of friction in the O’Neill household, because I try not not to get to get these things delivered.

I won’t take the free subscriptions to the various trade magazines either; and I wouldn’t put my name down for a print copy of technet magazine (though I’ll pick up a copy because it around in the office). I had an announcement earlier that “Beginning with the November 2006 issue, we will be publishing all TechNet Magazine content online in 7 languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese)” 

There are a pile of articles on Windows Vista there right now: go and take a look.  

Of course you don’t want to keep going back to a web site and checking for new articles, and neither do I. I was a bit put out that the RSS icon in IE7 didn’t light up when I went to the site. There is an RSS link on the left of the page and you customize can the RSS feed to articles that interest you. They just need to make the feed discoverable.  The technical editor for the on-line magazine tells me he’s looking into fixing that .

and for those of you who are either descended from printers or just don’t like trees, you can sign-up for the print version here.

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.


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