MSFT Releases FeedSync Under Creative Commons

    December 7, 2007

Microsoft has announced the availability of FeedSync, the RSS feed data syncing/sharing specification formerly known as SSE, and they’re releasing it under a Creative Commons License.

SSE (Simple Sharing Extensions) is an exciting idea with a lot of potential, if developers take advantage of it. I’ve talked about it before, but the gist is that applications can subscribribe to data feeds (like calendars subscribing to calendar event feeds), and any time the feed changed, all the applications connected to it would be updated with the new data. Calendars could subscribe to multiple event data feeds, and all the feeds would continuously stream updated data into the calendar.

The spec is available at for anyone to use, and it supports RSS and Atom feeds.