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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But butâ¦
by darknexus on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:43 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Wasn't the whole point of this cross-merging of not only the Windows UI but the underpinnings of the os meant to bring functional parity between the various Phone/RT/PC devices at some point? Surely it wouldn't be much effort to implement these across all Windows platforms unless, of course, Microsoft is just acting with their usual incompetence. It would seem that, if the end is to bring each platform into line with the other, there'd be no better time to start doing that than now.

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RE: But but�
by bentoo on Thu 31st Jan 2013 02:23 in reply to "But butâ¦"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

It would seem that, if the end is to bring each platform into line with the other, there'd be no better time to start doing that than now.


Because Google tells them to? Seriously?

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RE: But but�
by Nelson on Thu 31st Jan 2013 05:24 in reply to "But butâ¦"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It is part incompetence, part time/engineering constraints.

Thing are better with WP8 when it comes to sharing between the platforms, but its in the midst of a transition rather than at the end of one.

As a dev, I can tell you that it needs to happen faster and its annoying considering the potential.

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bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

It is part incompetence, part time/engineering constraints.


Just like Google's incompetence for not supporting CalDAV and CardDAV in Android right?

Edited 2013-01-31 15:12 UTC

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sgtrock Member since:
2011-05-13

...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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RE: But but�
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 1st Feb 2013 01:29 in reply to "But butâ¦"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Surely it wouldn't be much effort to implement these across all Windows platforms unless, of course, Microsoft is just acting with their usual incompetence.


To paraphrase Heinlein's corollary to Hanlon's Razor:

"Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity... but still, don't rule out malice."

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Part right
by oiaohm on Fri 1st Feb 2013 02:13 in reply to "RE: But but�"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

When malice and stupidity team up you get an event like this.

It all starts out with Microsoft wanting to be paid for active-sync support from Google.

Microsoft thought Google would not pull plug on it. Right Microsoft you don't have market share in phones worth bugger all so Google has no problem pulling it since 90+ percent of the market support webdav. Malice to get money and Stupid it not be aware you are not sitting in a location where you can bargain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Mail Windows 8 desktop and tablet already has some Webdav support.

So its all round Microsoft incompetence. Just Google is not putting up with it since they don't have to. Yes extending EAS support is being kind from Google.

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