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Google Throws Down the Gauntlet, Kills EAS Support
Google just declared war on Microsoft
Theres posturing and then theres outright war. And make no mistake, Google just declared war on Microsoft.
In what appears to be an innocuous post to the Office Google Blogits called Winter cleaning, for crying out loudGoogle VP of engineering Venkat Panchapakesanrevealed that Google will be killing off its support of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for individuals. Google currently used EAS to sync Gmail-based email and contacts, and Google Calendar-based calendars to mobile devices, including iPhone/iPad, Windows 8 and Windows Phone, and even devices based on Android.
Oddly, Google will continue providing EAS for paid customers on Google Apps, as well as government and education customers. And it will allow devices that are already configured for EAS to continue working. So this begs the question
if youre going to continue supporting EAS for millions of users, why cut of EAS support for millions of other users?
Because Google is declaring war on Microsoft.
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