Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2013 21:17 UTC
Windows The Verge has a learned a few interesting things about Google deprecating EAS and how this will affect Windows Phone users. As it turns out, Google informed Microsoft it was planning to remove EAS in the summer of last year, but without giving a firm date. Microsoft has been trying to get a six-month extension from Google, but so far with no luck. In the meantime, Microsoft is also working on adding CardDAV and CalDAV support to Windows Phone - so yay open standards.
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It still accomplishes the same goal - removes the burden of the constant polling from the server. Somewhat similar to how BOSH is used for XMPP. Surely full duplex communication is preferable, that's why WebSockets were designed for web servers. Are there any efforts for such communication in e-mail protocols? ActiveSync is irrelevant, since it's not an open protocol. So what else?

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