It's been leaking out for weeks, and would be astonishing if it hadn't happened, but this week's announcement by Microsoft of its support of RSS in IE7 and Longhorn confirmed it. Link: CNET News.com.
A sampling of the many other posts on this:
Gnomedexers gather around RSS by ZDNet's Dan Farber -- I am in Seattle at Gnomedex 5.0, a gathering of the blogospherati, exploring everything from RSS and citizen journalism to podcasting and the future of media. One of the first day highlights was Microsoft public revelation of its Longhorn and IE 7.0 RSS strategy, which Matt Mullenweg (founding Word Press developer and fellow CNETer) said sounded [...]
Microsoft heart RSS. Link: Rexblog.
Microsoft Banking on Popularity of RSS. Link: Seattle Post-Intelligencer via ECommerce Times.
This is to RSS what iTunes' support is to podcasting. Both are huge. --Dennis