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[4]: well good to hear
by Windows Sucks on Sat 15th Dec 2012 03:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: well good to hear"
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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,

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

But Google can take an open standard and make it proprietary to fit their needs.

And I see Google is keeping it for the business customers which seems to me that they just dont want to pay the licenses for their free customers and want them to move over to paying if they want good advanced features. (Nothing wrong with that) but to play it like they are doing it to support open standards sounds a little fishy (Being that they also got rid of free Google Apps)

Microsoft is stuck though because they can't make money off of using open standards they could of implemented those a long time ago if they could.

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