Google extends Exchange ActiveSync support until July 31st

Google extends Exchange ActiveSync support until July 31st
Today was supposed to be the end of the line for new Google Sync users looking for free Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support, but Google has decided to give Windows Phone users a bit of a reprieve. Google has now decided that it will "start rolling out this change as planned across all platforms but will continue to support Google Sync for Windows Phone until July 31, 2013".

Originally, Google said that it would end support for new Google Sync users looking for free Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support today, January 30th. This was in order to give Microsoft time to implement support for open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, but Microsoft had been asking Google for more time. Microsoft said that it was working on an update for Windows Phone which would add DAV support, but asked for an extra 6 months to work on the update. This may or may not have been due to the timing of Google's announcement, which came just before many Microsoft developers were set to go on holiday vacation. 

Had this extension not been given, it was assumed that Google contacts and Calendar would have stopped syncing to any new Windows Phone 8 devices, although Gmail would have continued through IMAP. Now, Microsoft has been given the time it asked for, so we should be expecting an update for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 by this summer. 

source: The Verge



3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Google services users see their ads whether from Windows Phones or Android. Both companies acted to keep users, not out of the goodness of their hearts.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

'Windows Phone which would add DAV support,' Microsoft should have done this on day one. I really hope their IE would do better in as well. Even my android device score much much higher. Dolphin with Jetpack scored 481 out of 500.

1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

LOL! Good one! XD

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