Earlier today the Windows Blogger himself, Brandon LeBlanc, posted about recent changes that have been made to the primary Windows blog site.
Previously the home to several Windows hardware and software related blogs, the new Windows Blog site now hosts just five key blogs:
We have merged the Windows Experience Blog, Windows Phone Blog, and Extreme Windows Blog into Blogging Windows. For most of you, this blog will have all the stuff you’re interested such as announcements like the Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Phone 8.1 Update. It will also be where we publish blog posts featuring tips and new apps and games for both Windows and Windows Phone. We will also publish blog posts about new devices from partners there too.
Windows for IT Pros – posts relevant to IT Pros out in the field.
We’ll continue to publish blog posts relevant to business customers on the Windows for your Business blog.
We have the Building Apps for Windows blog for developers building apps for Windows
A key list of enhancements that are available, or will be soon, on the new site include:
- The blog site is now hosted on Microsoft Azure
- Filtering of blog content by category (PC, Phone, Tablet) and RSS you can subscribe to in your favorite reader
- Bing powered blog search
- Social media links for sharing blog posts
- Twitter widget to show latest tweets from @WindowsBlog
- Threaded comments
- Mandatory sign in with a Microsoft account to leave comments
They have also localized the Blogging Windows blog for Latin America, Taiwan, Poland, Italy, Germany and Russia.
Here are RSS links to all the localized version of the Blogging Windows site:
- Windows Blog – RSS for Posts
- Das Windows Erlebnis Blog (in Deutsch) – RSS for Posts
- 台灣 Windows 官方部落格 – RSS for Posts
- El blog de Windows para América Latina – RSS for Posts
- Il blog di Windows per l’Italia – RSS for Posts
- Блог Windows Россия – RSS for Posts
- Blog polskiego zespołu Windows – RSS for Posts
Here are the RSS links for the other sites that are centralized at this new portal:
- Building Apps for Windows – RSS for Posts
- Windows For Your Business – RSS for Posts
- Windows for IT Pros – RSS for Posts
- Exploring IE – RSS for Posts
I sure do love seeing all this RSS in use. I thought I once heard somewhere that RSS was dead – maybe I was mistaken!