Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 22:37 UTC
Google "Google Sync was designed to allow access to Google Mail, Calendar and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync; however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function." Others are free to implement the open protocols.
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RE[3]: well good to hear
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 15th Dec 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: well good to hear"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

How dare Google not license Microsofts protocol and adopt open standards supported by the majority of mobile devices!

Oh wait, that's a good thing. Never mind.


FYI, CalDav is not proprietary http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4791,

If this is an attack on microsoft, they could easily counter by just embracing standards.

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