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Windows Phone 8 CalDAV and CardDAV support demoed on video

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Windows Phone 8 CalDAV and CardDAV support demoed on video
As we know by now, Microsoft and Google have been in something of a spat. Google announced a while back that it was going to end support for Exchange ActiveSync for Gmail and Google Calendar for free users, because it would rather support open standards like CalDAV and CardDAV than Microsoft's proprietary option. Microsoft promised that it was adding support for the open standards, but needed more time to make it work, and Google extended support until July 31st

Now, we're finally seeing the CardDAV and CalDAV support demoed on video. The device shown is a Nokia Lumia 925 that's running the newest Windows Phone 8 update labeled GDR 2. Unfortunately, according to the source, CardDAV and CalDAV support only works for Google accounts, and cannot be used for anything else. 

There is still time for Microsoft to open up the standards to other services before the update is released this summer, but that could be an annoying limitation if it stays. 

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posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:07

1. toondewachter (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

And what about Windows Phone 7.8? Is that being left in the dark again? What about your promise to keep supporting it, Micro$oft? You are not very good at keeping promises, are you?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:53

2. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

MS broke your heart get over it and move on!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:11

3. toondewachter (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

They didn't break my heart, they broke the bank. If you don't care about your hard-earned cash, your problem. But don't you tell me what to do with mine!

I can't help but keep on screaming what a bunch of thieves and liars they are. In that way other people may be warned about what they might be dealing with if they're considering Windows Phone.

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