In terms of large evil companies, I like Microsoft more than Google. Its nice to see Ballmer beat Brin with something other than a chair.
Microsoft has - once again - leveraged its muscle in collaboration and email for mobile services to bring one of its biggest rivals to heel. Online-ads and search powerhouse Google has licensed Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync so users running Microsoft Outlook email, calendar, and contacts can work with its Google Sync service …
No it means that Google have licensed the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. From TFA "ActiveSync will run on servers for Google Sync". So Microsoft will not have access to any additional info and your "clients" can rest easy.
Shame there is no decent (native) push email solution with Google Apps yet.
Why sync when you can do it live? Our company uses OpenHand (www.openhand-mobile.com) and we have total access to ALL our mails, not the last 100 (including all our contacts, calendars, etc.). It strikes me as strange when people even pay for a service that only gives limited access to emails like this. Then, I'd rather use google's webmail solution.
"No it means that Google have licensed the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. From TFA "ActiveSync will run on servers for Google Sync". So Microsoft will not have access to any additional info"
If you trust big business to do what you can easily do for yourself when it comes to your own private data, all I can say is "whatever" ... Follow your bliss, but don't expect me to tag along.
"and your "clients" can rest easy."
Actually, my clients rest easy because they control all their own data. Funny how that works.
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