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Google wins one for open standards: Microsoft to adopt DAV

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Google wins one for open standards: Microsoft to adopt DAV
This one was something of a mess. It started just before the holidays, when Google announced that it would be stopping Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for new free users, and would only accept new paid enterprise users for support. Microsoft was surprised by the move, and lashed out, but now the tech giant is yielding, and will adopt the DAV open standard.

Without Google Sync, which took care of the Exchange ActiveSync, there were fears that Windows Phone users would have big trouble with Google accounts. It's unclear if this is true or not because Google said the service would remain intact for existing users. But, at the very least, new Windows Phone users would have troubles, because while Gmail would remain unaffected, Google Contacts and Calendar would cease to sync. 

Google had given Microsoft 45 days notice, saying the support would be removed on January 30th. Microsoft asked for a 6 month extension to work on CalDAV and CardDAV support, but Microsoft claims that Google has been "largely unresponsive" to Microsoft's questions and requests. But, there are also reports that Google had privately told Microsoft about the pending change in the summer of last year, so Microsoft would have had about 6 months to work on fixes. 

Either way, we're only a week away from finding out just how troubling the change will be for Windows Phone users. In the meantime, Microsoft has said that it is working to add support for CalDAV and CardDAV, but there is no word on a release window for the update.

source: The Verge

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:21 18

1. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Beggars can't be choosers as the saying goes. MS is helpless ...

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:09 6

15. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Hahaha Lmao +1

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:40 7

20. MeoCao (unregistered)


the only language that MS understands: force, brutal force.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:59 5

25. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Tell MS to harden the fcuk up LOL

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:49 1

39. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


MS better hurry up. They better not ruin the gaining momentum of Windows Phone.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:16 3

42. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Google fights for us, for freedom....Microsoft just abuse its monopoly....get rid of that briber = Microsoft

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:47 6

43. wp7tribes (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


are you for real rofl

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 03:46 1

47. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


so translator, maps, codecs, standards for free from Google is nothing and thanks to that lower prices of h264 and other SW is still nothing?
Android for free to everyone is nothing?
if you think properly it helps us even for freedom
you are not pushed to use his services ;)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:50 3

49. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Yes m8, it is all free, moneywhise, but you pay a price for it all nonetheless... google knows all there is to know about you, where you eat, where you sleep, what you like, dont like, for example which xxx sites you wisit andso on. So what you save in cash you loose in privacy, and for some people that is just unacceptable. So i say who cares about gCrap...

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 05:55 1

51. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes....all that serve for ad business.....whats wrong? you are not pushed ;)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 06:27

54. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Indeed i am not, thats why i try to avoid google wherever i can.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 06:18 2

52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


That's just BS.
I'm not idealizing Google, but they are surely by far better company than Microsoft.
Only a blind ignorant hater will think otherwise

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 06:31 1

55. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Better? Dude i am a fan of windows phone cos i like the experience more than the others, and am not for a single second fooled into thinking a company the size of google or msoft or apple is "good". Why? They are after your money, one way or the other, so that cant make them good.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 07:27

56. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


exactly....or Apple, Intel

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:32 17

2. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Haha MS forced to use an open standard.

And if MS is still wondering why Google won't give them any 1st class status on YouTube, just remind them who setup scroogled.com.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:05 8

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Open standards are against MS' DNA. Every one of the developers MS assigns to CalDAV and CardDAV will have to be isolated completely (as in separate work areas and what-not) from their non-open colleagues. MS can't have open sh*t going and contaminating the rest of MS' crew.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:20 10

9. papss (unregistered)


How the hell do you know that? Or are you just spewing fanboy comments?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:26 12

11. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Maybe in the past it was, but they are forced to go more open standards due to competition, not out of their free will.

Just read the MS halloween documents/emails if you want proof.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:56 9

3. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Wow, that's a big deal, really....bhahaha! It's Giggle who lose clients, because anyone who uses Win or WinPhone has a variety of choices for e-mail, inlcuding the most popular - hotmail/outlook. So this is a coward move from Giggle, but...we all know that if MS gains speed fast enough - bye, bye ads money from Handroid :)

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:11 17

7. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Your lack of intelligence made me laugh. Thank you

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:45 2

22. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


LOL!!!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 06:21

53. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I notice a trend actually.
Most of those cheering for Microsoft just look like plain idiots..which makes sense, when you think about it

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:23 11

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol that made me laugh.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:29 6

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


M$ could ask for more money from the likes of Shino.

I am 100% for open standard because it level the playing field. Any one or company will good idea could implement solution make better product free from the harassment from old greedy corporation.

E.g Microsoft

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:12

58. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


so u actually mean that BMW M5 should come free not for price but when u drive ads popup on ur screen all day :D
no one runs for free who is gonna pay for employees and bills and taxes googles compromizes ur privacy MS takes your money its not all that bad only you should know what you want to compromize.

its not good forcing same s**t on everyone not MS nor google. First MS use to do it now Google is doing same evil thing.
only change is people are now more dumb then before their phones are smart but they are not. half of people knows google gives free service but dont know how they make money then.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:27 14

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


you are not very bright, are you?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:11 9

16. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


He hates Google and Android, he's a Apple and WP fanboy.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:40 7

21. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


"most popular - hotmail/outlook"

I did not know that....

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:55

50. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Now you know, msoft owns 35% of the email clients market with hotmail and outlook, while gmail has 9%...

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:03 8

4. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


No troubles at all. Never use Google stuff besides Youtube, which is sad they have monopoly over. To the point, MS have everything I need, simple, secure, and more private.

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