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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bentoo
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2012-09-21

I put the word "standard" in italics here, in relation to EAS, because a true standard is mean to enable inter-operability of different products. See here for a definition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_standard
"A software standard is a standard, protocol, or other common format of a document, file, or data transfer accepted and used by one or more software developers while working on one or more than one computer programs. Software standards enable interoperability between different programs created by different developers."

EAS constrains consumers to MS products only. If anything, it is an anti-standard.

This is a self-evident truth. How could you have possibly got it so backwards?


You have it backwards. Microsoft licenses their standard for implementation by third parties. Are you really saying that Google uses Exchange as the back end for GMail (Or Yahoo, etc.)?

EAS clearly meets your standard definition as it is widely supported by most mobile operating systems as well as major service providers. In reality, CalDAV and CardDAV are not nearly as widely adopted. As I mentioned last time this came up Google themselves do not support it in Android yet.

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