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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RE[3]: Hate Vendor lock-in
by chithanh on Wed 19th Dec 2012 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hate Vendor lock-in"
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What specifically is something I can't export from Outlook? I'm wondering. Stop with the hyperbole.
Let's compare apples with apples. Google data exists in the cloud and I can download almost all of it by visiting

Please point me to the URL where I can download my data stored on the various Microsoft cloud services.

Before the Live toolbar, the preferred way to export your Hotmail contacts was to scrape them from the contact list.

From Microsoft desktop software you often get exports only in their proprietary formats or with loss of fidelity. For their drm-infested stuff (XBox, Zune, ...) often nothing at all can be exported.

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