I’ve been working on an online feed syndication platform at Microsoft since late-April, and now the project finally has a blog. I decided to start the conversation by discussing some of the key concepts and ideas behind the project, and some of its planned features. The first post focuses on synchronization, sharing, and portability.
Is it possible to develop a product or platform in the open? Partially. I won’t disclose what’s shipping when, or what product will be first up for integration, but I can be open about our approach to some common problems and expose some integration points for partners to consider.
The basic key concept is to provide a variety of choices for each option, but make Microsoft’s implementation so compelling you wouldn’t want to switch.
I don’t plan to cross-post often, so if you’re interested in the feeds platform you should subscribe to the new blog.