- 12-14-2012, 03:21 PM #1
Official Google Blog: Winter cleaning
One of things I loved with my WP was the ability to view multiple calendars from my gmail account on my phone. It seems like that IF I were to do a hard-reset on my phone I would not be able to setup my calendar google calendar syncing using exchange.
What are the other options?
I guess I could migrate everything over to outlook.com (which is a possibility ) but my extended family calendars (google) are shared into my gmail account.
I sooner ditch google services than ditch my phone.
- 12-14-2012, 03:31 PM #3
So, I never setup more than one account on my phone and still get aggregated calendar information from multiple sites.
I don't know how you use your phone, but it might work for you too.
P.S. I agree with Miller, pathetic "housecleaning"... more like a pre-emptive strike to make WP's climb to relevance as steep as possible.
- 12-14-2012, 03:47 PM #8
Looked at an article on this site and it only seems like google calendars are read-only from within outlook :-(
How to sync Google Calendar to Outlook.com for your Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
- 12-14-2012, 03:47 PM #9
Not that this is worth too much, but Google claims that ActiveSync will continue to work on accounts already activated with it, even after the January deadline. Which suggests that you'll be okay beyond that point -- assuming that everything continues to work normally.
But still... how declasse. This is like Microsoft announcing they're "cleaning up" Windows and IE by blocking Google.com searches.
12-14-2012, 03:50 PM #10
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Geez, looks like more scrap software added to the Google junkheap, that announcement EOLs like a dozen offerings.
But yeah, sync it to Outlook (one-way) via the ical protocol. It's obtuse as heck to set up, but there's a tutorial floating on the web somewhere.
Here it is (right here at wpcentral, too) How to sync Google Calendar to Outlook.com for your Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central
- 12-14-2012, 03:52 PM #11
Just migrate over. Move everything to Outlook.com now, and you won't have to worry about Google's machinations.
Honestly, it amazes me that so many people are dependent on such a constantly-changing provider for really basic services that multiple companies provide (often with a more stable platform).
- 12-14-2012, 03:57 PM #12
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- 12-14-2012, 04:06 PM #15
I mean before google arrived we had...yahoo calendars and at the time it didn't play very nice with others. So I recommended my family and friends to move their services over to google and its been that way for about 5+ years.
So asking everyone to move again to outlook.com is not that simple as for some people (including to grandmas ) changing over will not be worth it (i.e. stuck in their ways + it works good enough )
It sucks now! I guess MS could support CalDAV, CardDav and IMAP as a nice move for its customers.
12-14-2012, 04:14 PM #16
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The method of linking the Google calendar into the outlook.com calendar system will make all of your existing Google data show up while new entries that you make will be made against the outlook calendar. That's how I "migrated" my calendar and it's essentially seamless.
- 12-14-2012, 06:19 PM #17
I'm trying to migrate to outlook.com and can't believe how long it takes to import previous emails from gmail. It has been 'running' for about 3 hours and has only gotten through a few hundred emails.----
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Nokia 920 > Nokia 900 > HTC Titan > HP Pre 3 > HP Veer > Palm Pre 2 > HTC Evo > Palm Pre > iPhone 3G > iPhone
12-14-2012, 06:28 PM #19
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- 12-14-2012, 08:25 PM #21
Current EAS users will still be supported, so it's not a big deal.
additionally, IMAP support was already in the works for Outlook.com. Microsoft just needs to add that to allow push to Outlook.com and they can keep everything synced that way. Just means people will have to use Outlook.com to add their account and set it up, or Microsoft would have to make that happen from the pone on their side. Hardly a death blow
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