But, man, I was not prepared for the deep, nay pervasive, use of RSS across the Microsoft palette of pending products. Indeed, Chairman and Chief Architect Bill Gates in his keynote presentation Tuesday described standardized and open subscription as the next major stop on the continuum of digital relationships. Bump this up to platform milestone from the level of “me-too” application feature on the scale of adoption.
Microsoft is using RSS 2.0 as a major conduit of myriad content — including business-to-business applications interactions — inside, across, and for wide area import/export of feeds throughout its software systems. Remember the digital nervous system? Well, RSS just became a new variety of spine.