How to use the Knowledge Center - Using RSS Feeds

How to use the Knowledge Center - Using RSS Feeds

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Content provided by: FlexRadio Systems Information Management Team

RSS (Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)) is a XML format for delivering regularly changing web based content to a user by utilizing a RSS "reader" (aka "feed reader" and "aggregator") to automatically query the web site that has RSS capabilities (aka "a feed") and download new content for you with little to no intervention.  RSS is a convenience for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in and saves time by not needing to visit each site individually.

The FlexRadio Systems Knowledge Center has RSS 2.0 capabilities to syndicate content.  This is indicated by the RSS logo found in the article listings headers for various KC information zones, such as the latest KB articles.

There are several levels of granularity for RSS feeds you can subscribe to depending on the amount of information you want to receive. Along with the article listings headers for various KC information zones, you can also subscribe to individual articles by using the RSS logo icon on the right hand side of each article.

Now that you know where to access the RSS feeds in the Knowledge Center, you will need an RSS reader to subscribe to them.  A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows - integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.

Setup the RSS feeder of your choice as per the program's installation instructions and then add the RSS syndicated content from the Knowledge Center you want to download.  Literally it is that easy.

Note: The FlexRadio Forums also have RSS 2.0 syndication capabilities so you can collect content from the Forums as well.

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2008 by Administrator