My company has an asp.net site (Intranet). We'd like to incorporate a simple blog that can be shown on part of the intranet home page as a news feed. The actual blog doesn't need to be located within our site. User's would click through to the blogging site for details. I'm looking at setting a up a sharepoint blogging site and I'm wondering if there is a way to show a news feed from a Sharepoint blogging site, that we control, on our asp.net intranet site?

Thanks for your help!

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    RSS-feed could solve your problem.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Apr 9, 2015 at 17:24

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Their are many ways to get this done, but in your case and simple & best way is using the RSS feed.

You can enable any SharePoint list (including document libraries, calendars, task lists, blogs and wiki libraries) to provide an RSS feed. You have options to select which columns are provided in the feed (like title, date and author) and you can set a limit for the number of items and how old the items can be. Each RSS feed for a specific list has a URL and it comes to the client as an XML document.

References: How to manage RSS feeds: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/HA100214251033.aspx

You can read other options here:
Integrating SharePoint with other portals and web applications

  • Thank you. I've set up a sharepoint blog site on office 365 and I've got code that will consume the rss feed but I'm unable to make the web request with credentials. I get the following error: "The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden". I've tried both basic digest for authtype. Here is my code:
    – robtee
    May 14, 2015 at 19:04
  • Dim strURL As String = "url" Dim MyRssRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(strURL) Dim mycache As New CredentialCache mycache.Add(New Uri(strURL), "Basic", New NetworkCredential("username", "pwd")) MyRssRequest.Credentials = mycache Dim MyRssResponse As WebResponse = MyRssRequest.GetResponse() Dim MyRssStream As Stream = MyRssResponse.GetResponseStream() Dim MyRssDocument As XmlDocument = New XmlDocument() MyRssDocument.Load(MyRssStream) Dim MyRssList As XmlNodeList = MyRssDocument.SelectNodes("rss/channel/item")
    – robtee
    May 14, 2015 at 19:05

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