Tue, Nov 23 2004 18:26
So ya wanna get this stuff in your inbox rather than the web huh?
It's easy! First I'll showcase “my” tool of choice for “sucking” in webblogs into Outlook. It's called Newsgator. Download it, try it out first [you can buy it later] and install it so it sits inside your Outlook [which is where it automatically goes].
Now the fun part. Let's find RSS feeds. Okay let's say for arguments sake you want to pull this blog into Outlook/Newsgator. See up there up above this post that Orange thing-a-ma-bob up there on the web site that says "XML". Go move your mouse up there and right mouse click on it. See how there is now a "subscribe in newsgator" option that you didn't have before? Click that. See? That's how easy it is to subscribe to an RSS feed and have it sucked into Outlook!
Oh and by the way, Nick's pointed to the fact that we have a new SBS “blogosphere” family member. In addition to Charlie and Sean and the EHLO [Exchange] blog, and lots more we have the SBS documentation team blog hosted by Steve Holland!
Want to read Charlie's Volleyball referee adventures in Outlook along with SBS stuff [the Volleyball stuff is fun to read].. well there ya go....
Get some WAY WAY kewl tips from SeanDaniel.com? Piece of cake!
See how easy this is? Don't forget... any time you see this it's a sign that you can read that in your favorite newsreader. Now then every hour or so that Newsgator goes out and checks for updates. So next time Charlie is refereeing, you'll know. And the next time SeanDaniel.com is finding some other way to backup to some bizarre media, you'll know, and then next time Steve blogs another kewl tip on SBS, you'll know that too and you won't have to go all over the Internet to find this stuff, it will just come to you automagically... kinda like how SBS does stuff all the time!
More information on newsreaders can be found here [and hint... it's also the place with info on Security bulletins via RSS ;-) so don't forget to sign up for those while you are at it!
Look for those ORANGE ICONS and start Right Mouse Clickin'!
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