Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:14 UTC
Windows So, just as Windows Phone 7.8 has finally started rolling out to devices, Microsoft and Google kiss and make up about the whole dropping of EAS thing. Google has extended its EAS support for Windows Phone users for six months, and Microsoft will add CardDAV and CalDAV support to Windows Phone (but not Windows 8/RT, so those users are still screwed by Microsoft's incompetence).
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Cross platform code design can be easy...
by sgtrock on Thu 31st Jan 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE: But but�"
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...if you start with the known assumption that you're going to be supporting more than one hardware platform. For example, Linux and the BSDs all support a HUGE range of hardware platforms. The amount of architecture specific code is less than 5% in those cases.

Yet Microsoft seems to have failed to do so in this instance for no really good reason. What is mind boggling to me is just how badly Microsoft seems to be at it these days, given how good they used to be at it. Anyone else fondly remember the early versions of NT on the DEC Alpha chipset? :-)

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