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[5]: Perspective
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Perspective"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Skype was before Microsoft and their development was in full swing for other platforms.

Also supporting Skype on competing platforms was actually forced on Microsoft as part of Skype buyout approval.

Silverlight what? Do they make one for OSX?
Do please look at Hotmail/Outlook on Android, it's a hack.

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RE[6]: Perspective
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Perspective"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Silverlight what? Do they make one for OSX?


Yes. That was the whole point.


Do please look at Hotmail/Outlook on Android, it's a hack.


Again, as I think you also fail to understand, this isn't a list for you to give your opinion on, it is a list of cross platform commitments they have made.

Your comments on quality (which I happen to disagree with, using Hotmail/Outlook on Android, and it has a full implementation of ActiveSync) are your own opinion and not to be misconstrued as fact.

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RE[7]: Perspective
by JAlexoid on Sat 5th Jan 2013 12:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Perspective"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Quality shows their commitment and focus.
Contrast it to Skype app that was in development prior to Microsoft's acquisition.(Which actually looks and works well)

Your "commitments" is also an opinion, that sidesteps the fact that Microsoft is not a major player and has to be on popular platforms to keep it's users. People will not switch to WP8 just because Hotmail/Outlook doesn't work on Android.

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