Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Feed You Should Read #17 – Microsoft Download Center

People have asked me, “How do you keep up with all the stuff coming out of Microsoft, especially from the Microsoft Download Center? There’s no RSS Feed provided by Microsoft, so how do you find the stuff so fast? You don’t actually visit the site and check manually do you?” (lol… they know me so well as I just don’t have the time to keep up with sites that don’t provide feeds… )

How? Today’s Feed is how. 

Microsoft Download Center (Courtesy of ThunderMain)


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The guys at ThunderMain have been providing this feed for forever; likely this is one of my earliest subscribed feeds. Given the scope and popularity of the Microsoft Download Center, I find it amazing that the feed only has 22k subscribers. Really? 

Have I said before how much I love the Net? Here’s a company that saw a problem, that there was no easy way to keep up with the flow of downloads from the Microsoft Download Center. They saw a problem and, as developers often do, fixed it.

Then in the best sprit of the Net, made their “fix” available to the world, for free. Paying it forward. Thereby helping me to help you, helping me to pay it forward too… Love that!

Why do I like this feed and think you might also?

This is simply the only way to keep up with the flow of downloads from the Microsoft Download Center.

Just say No to visiting the page and scanning for new downloads. Hate to say it, but that’s lame. Subscribe to this feed and you’ll be able to easily see all the new stuff, as that new stuff becomes available.

But to answer the question, why?

Dude, this is the premier resource of free and trial downloads from the Blue Monster! The downloads, development, IT, consumer, business, games, gadgets, tools, utilities, etc, etc, are a resource that you’d be silly to pass up. And this feed makes to drop dead easy to do…

Snap of the latest post:


Blog Information:

Name: Microsoft Download Center
Post Types: Downloads available from Microsoft’s Download Center

1 comment:

Richard Birkby said...

Hi Greg. Thanks for the nice words. We have also linked this feed up to twitter at