Simple Sharing Extensions
Ray Ozzie is turning Microsoft upside down and inside out in his role as CTO. He has enabled the Microsoft Monolith to create a specification called Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE). It brings the proven power and simplicity of the Notes replication algorithm to the now ubiquitous Real Simple Syndication (RSS) XML protocol used to create “news feeds” for weblogs and other sites. [FAQ about SSE]
SSE enables mesh-like synchronization of calendars and similar applications. If it catches on and is widely implemented both inside and outside Microsoft, SSE will have a huge impact.
Ray was smart enough to get Dave Winer involved. Anything related to RSS that’s fundamentally new needs to be blessed by Dave.
Dave and Ray worked together to modify and extend SSE so it fits smoothly into the relatively young Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML).
Microsoft is adding SSE to several applications as we speak. Very cool stuff.
[via Scripting News]