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Feeds - Overview

Qualitem CMS Feed Manager

The Qualitem Feeds (QF) for SharePoint® Foundation is a flexible way of caching feeds from the internet into SharePoint®.  In SharePoint®, external feeds (e.g. RSS) can be imported into web parts to display a consolidated view from multiple sources of data into one location.

However, this can lead to poor performance and overall increased network traffic through the use of too many feeds.

Qualitem Feeds addresses this issue by allowing for centrally managed (cached) feeds, scheduling their refresh frequency and exposing these feeds within the SharePoint® environment locally, saving bandwidth.

Qualitem Feeds adds significant value to Microsoft SharePoint® Foundation and raises the bar to a new level for industry Content Management System and Publishing products.

* Improving performance of feeds (e.g. RSS):

  • Localise feed data within SharePoint® site.
  • Synchronises with feed source based on feed sync setting.
  • Support for aggregating multiple feeds into one web part.

* Easy Administration and Configuration:

  • Fully integrated with Central Administration - can be activated on multiple site collections within a single web application.
  • A Site Collection specific Feed Manager configuration page where the site collection feeds can be added, modified and removed.
  • Supported by a SharePoint® timer job.  This iterates all site collections where the Feed Manager has been activated and downloads the feed data at regular intervals to store in SharePoint®.

* Easy access to stored RSS feed data:

  • A SharePoint® web service for subscribing to the feed data.
  • Support for the XML web part.

* Supports aggregating multiple feeds.

SharePoint® Foundation customers now have the opportunity to cache feed data down on to their SharePoint® environment, improving the user experience when viewing feed data.   Qualitem Feeds retrieves the Feed data once and regardless of whether the Feed is up or not, Qualitem Feeds will present the last known Feed to the user.   With our easy install process, Qualitem Feeds is installed quickly and easily across one or many site collections to give you the power of feed caching on the SharePoint® Foundation platform.

Product brochure:

To download the product brochure covering all the features of Qualitem Feeds, select the following Link.

Feeds - Benefits

* Improving performance of feeds (e.g. RSS):

  • Localise feed data within SharePoint® site.
  • Synchronises with feed source based on feed sync setting.
  • Support for aggregating multiple feeds into one web part.

* Easy Administration and Configuration:

  • Fully integrated with Central Administration - can be activated on multiple site. collections within a single web application.
  • A Site Collection specific Feeds configuration page where the site collection feeds can be added, modified and removed.
  • Supported by a SharePoint® timer job.  This iterates all site collections where the Feeds has been activated and downloads the feed data at regular intervals to store in SharePoint®.

* Easy access to stored RSS feed data:

  • A SharePoint® web service for subscribing to the feed data.
  • Support for the XML web part.

* Supports aggregating multiple feeds.

Product brochure:

To download the product brochure covering all the features of Qualitem Feeds, select the following Link.

Feeds - Features

The following feature comparison table shows the difference between the Qualitem Feeds (QF), SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and SharePoint® Server 2010.

Feature QF SPF 2010 SPS 2010
Localise Feed data within SharePoint site
Synchronises with Feed source based on Feed sync setting
Updated on
page refresh only

Updated on
page refresh only
Support for aggregating multiple feeds into one web part (e.g weather)
Fully integrated with Central Administration
Automated Timer Task
SharePoint web service for subscribing to the Feed hosted in SharePoint
Navigation Management

Product brochure:

To download the product brochure covering all the features of Qualitem Feeds, select the following Link.

Feeds - Have a Look

Feed Manager Administration

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Select or Add New Feeds

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Select RSS Feeds

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XML Editor

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