December 24, 2005 22:26:55.554
Yes, I know that Newsgator is mostly focused on server side stuff now, but this news - upcoming Outlook support for RSS/Atom - won't be a happy thing for them.
Update: Techmemeorandum picks up the story.
Troy Brumley] December 26, 2005 13:07:00.888
Microsoft will get the in house corporate types, but a lot of us don't have personal copies of Outlook. Is this going in Outlook Express too? Regardless, I don't think this will be much of a problem for the bigger players, but anyone still going at this for economic reasons who is small missed the boat, but they had already missed the boat over a year ago.
Is email the right metaphor for RSS, anyway? I like BottomFeeder and NetNewsWire becuase their usage metaphor is not tied to either email or a web browser. MS could be trying to fit a square peg into a round hole again.
[Patrick Logan] December 26, 2005 17:00:50.259
Newsgator probably has a good bit of time left to innovate elsewhere in the total solution space. When will Office 12 be released? How long before it gets through the IT vetting process and onto people's laptops? Will the result be as useful as Newsgator? (Which I only tried briefly some time ago... I spend as little time in Outlook as possible.)
I will be *truly* impressed when Microsoft is able to push a simple new feature such as this out to their customers without these exceedingly 1980's approaches to versioning office suite software packages every few years.
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