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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RE: Tables have turned
by bentoo on Thu 31st Jan 2013 02:24 UTC in reply to "Tables have turned"
bentoo
Member since:
2012-09-21

It is rather odd to see how the tables have turned. Google is really calling the shots here...


By caving on each issue? First the Google Maps, now EAS deadline.

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RE[2]: Tables have turned
by Moochman on Thu 31st Jan 2013 11:24 in reply to "RE: Tables have turned"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you kidding? Google totally won this. They exchange (no pun intended) keeping EAS online a few months longer for Microsoft building in the Google-championed standards into its OS... Microsoft seems to have been the one to "cave" here.

Edited 2013-01-31 11:26 UTC

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RE[3]: Tables have turned
by Nelson on Thu 31st Jan 2013 13:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Tables have turned"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Google backing up from a hard line stance (while getting no additional concessions from Microsoft) is a loss to Microsoft? No.

See this for what it is, two mega corporations being civil. Not exactly something you see every day.

I for one am glad that the DAV suite is coming to Windows Phone. While I believe that EAS is technically superior (and I don't think anyone here that's a serious person disputes this), I also recognize the importance of interoperability.

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