IE 7 ships built in RSS capabilities. The features in the browser are lacking if you are using a full-fledged feed reader, but will allow everyday surfers to start making use of RSS. I had heard that RSS core libraries would be coming, but I hadn’t snooped around to see what was available with the IE 7 beta.
After spotting an unfamilar scheduled tasks referencing msfeeds.dll, I added a reference to it from Visual Studio, and discovered a rich and wonderous API. Searching on the interface definition, I discovered it is already documented, complete with some sample code.
I’m looking forward to trying this out. I’m interested in seeing if it will slot in between an ASP.NET front end and a SQL back end, so I can build my own aggregator.