NewsGator Outlook edition 2.5 service release now available

I just got this feed posting from NewsGator:

There is now a service release of NewsGator Outlook edition 2.5 available, which fixes a few common problems folks have been having with the original 2.5 release. Some highlights:

  • Now works with .NET 2.0
  • ISA server problems fixed
  • NNTP problems fixed
  • Most activation problems have been addressed
  • Duplicate content for intranet feeds fixed

There are quite a few other changes as well…read the release notes, and download the update.

Comments 2

  • Why you put yourself into this unpredicatable pain.
    Feeddemon already died as a stand alone news reader. Cause it’s gonna be newsgator paid service’s add-on. Newsgator is not a software company. They sell the service. Ridiculously the service is about that you need to pay to see your feeds even when feeds is everywhere these days.
    They bought feeddemon. They ain’t plan to sell the feeddemon software but to kill feeddemon market. It’s like if you wanna use feeddemon after this you are gonna paid for newsgator’s feeds subscibing service. If you won’t paid for it, you won’t see your feeds synchronized anymore.
    This is exactly pain in the ass. They rent the software to you to let you see the feeds you paid for but you can read somewhere else for free?
    Is this logical?
    So if you don’t want to rent the software for ever and never own it, it’s time to leave feeddemon now. It’s soon or later. Cause they don’t even use serial number to activate product anymore. You need to use your paid online newsgator account to activate it. So nick’s post about rethinking is a lie. You don’t have a paid account, you won’t able to activate feeddemon after you subscribition expires. Cause you don’t have a paid newsgator account anymore. If your computer screws up one day, you need to reinstall your whole system including feeddemon but you won’t be able to activate it in that period of time without a paid newsgator online account.
    What you gonna do then? Or other situations similar like this.
    It’s time to screw up feeddemon as a stand alone newsgator for now. Cause its core is rotten now. It’s not a software anymore. It’s a door in the desktop environment you need to pay to pass to see the feeds free everywhere else just like newsgator outlook edition is not a software anymore but a door in the outlook environment you need to pay to pass to see the feeds free everywhere else.
    This is newsgator’s plan: kill you free pass in the desktop via feeddemon to news and rss and free pass in the outlook environment via outlook newsgator addon. Instead they build up two doors for you to rent to pass. At the end, news and rss is not free anymore. You need to pay to see it.
    Feeddemon is dead as a software. It’s a server based appendage like newsgator outlook version, it’s like you need to pay to receive hotmail via outlook. But outlook still allow you to receive other email service like yahoo, feeddemon is newsgator server based only and won’t allow you to use any other service other than newsgator.monopoly.
    It’s time for some other news aggregators to take over the empty space left by feeddemon and newgator in desktop and outlook news aggregator market.
    I don’t believe in subscription-based software.

  • Greg Reinacker has posted on his blog about the status of Newsgator 2.5 and FeedDemon and how they will be dealing with the subscription issue. Basically, if you buy a desktop product, you will need to activate it, but it will continue to work and you will continue to re-activate it after your subscription runs out.

    http://www.rassoc.com/gregr/weblog/archive.aspx?post=768

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