Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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RE[3]: Perspective
by JAlexoid on Sat 5th Jan 2013 12:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Perspective"
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I love how you say "Stay relevant" as if EAS wasn't pretty much de-facto standard(sic.) and Microsoft wasn't reaping in serious bank off of it.

Please see my original comment. I did not single out EAS there. The fact Microsoft isn't implementing CalDAV/CardDAV in Exchange would indicate that EAS isn't the area where they have to do something to stay relevant.(And I know that pretty well) Though Google's move with GMail might force them to

As an example - Microsoft moved away from Silverlight(it's not their focus anymore) to HTML5. That is due to market conditions, where they cannot dictate the majority of the market.

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