Did Microsoft score a touchdown and bet the farm at the same time today!



I has a very full day at work, thus I was only able to play on Microsoft Live on dial up for about 20 minutes. Tonight I have had a second look while on broadband. First thing you still have to use that stupid Net Passport to login. I don’t know why I hate it so much but I do. Second the site does not work yet in Firefox which is pretty bad. It is obvious that Microsoft rushed to get this thing ready. Third adding my podcast page resulted in a player button showing up and I was able to play my podcast from the page. Thats good they know what and enclosure is.

The commentary within the community continues to grow. Personally I like my desktop applications, and have no desire to move that functionality online especially when it will likely cost me more money down the road. One thing for sure is that Microsoft is adopting RSS and OPML in a big way but I could not find an RSS button on the site. Live.com is RSS and OPML aware but most novice users will never know it. The site is like a plain car with no options the site is a bit ugly and buggy at the moment, so we will see what they do to the site in the months ahead.

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One thought on “Did Microsoft score a touchdown and bet the farm at the same time today!

  1. It works in Firefox, it’s just that MS hates competition so it has disabled it unless change your User Agent to the IE UA:

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

    Anyway, MS have had start.com up for ages and it’s pretty much identically sucky, but works in Firefox by default. I’m just wondering why netvibes and the MS Readers are clones of each other.

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