Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:03 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to
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My uninformed guess would be that running Exchange Active Sync over open protocol is costly in term of processor time, bandwidth and maintenance , and as much money Google is getting from advertising to "free" user, Google probably did the math of using dev/server ops time and maintaining a protocol that is used by a small portion of their users ( which can still continue to access via the web client, and I guess that writing a notification client for gmail on windows phone is not that painful ).

And I agree that not supporting open protocol (as old as they are), is pretty much a pity for a mail client.
Example: if your company didn't invest in windows servers would you like your corporate to go through a 3rd party server.

So as good as microsoft softwares/servers/services are, there is something infuriating with shoving yet another service down your throat.

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