Microsoft ATOM Pub

February 29, 2008

Microsoft Gets ATOM

At last Microsoft gets ATOM

Microsoft is making a large investment in unifying our developer platform protocols for services on the open, standards-based Atom format (RFC 4287) and the Atom Publishing Protocol (RFC 5023). At MIX we are enabling several new Live services with AtomPub endpoints which enable any HTTP-aware application to easily consume Atom feeds of photos and for unstructured application storage (see below for more details). Or you can use any Atom-aware public tools or libraries, such as .NET WCF Syndication to read or write these cloud service-based feeds.

I know this only matters to the 5% of web surfers who actually use a Feed Reader, but maybe now with a Standard in place more people will discover the usefulness of reading Feeds.

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