Microsoft trying to work around the Google Sync Problem by supporting CalDAV and CardDAV in Windows Phone?
As you may or may not know, Google will stop supporting ActiveSync from January 30th 2013. It’s what makes Windows Phone work so flawlessly with Google Mail, Google Contacts and Google Calendar. No set up, just sign in and sync. From Jan 30th, any NEW WP users will be unable to sync said google items.
Since the December announcement, MS has apparently asked Google to extend ActiveSync support in order to push an update that would allow CalDAV and CardDAV support. Google has apparently been unresponsive (and possibly giving some middle fingers to MS, what with the kerfuffle with google Maps being blocked on WP as well as Goog-execs instructions to make a poor YouTube experience for WP).
If you can get ourself out of the Google bubble, you could always try Outlook.com.
I’m not quite sure the stance on ‘new’ WP users being affected. Does that mean if I reset my phone or log into a new phone it will still be able to sync with Google stuff, or will only phones currently logged in work and after Jan 30th, future attempts at adding Google accounts to WP will fail?
Cheers Viipottaja for the tip!