Google Exchange Active Sync

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  1. ivantwilliams

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    I think this is a hot topic, no?

    As many of you already know, Google will discontinue Exchange Active Sync on Jan 30th 2013.
    I typically setup my GMail on my iOS devices using Exchange. With Google discontinuing this service, that means, Calendar and Contacts will not work the same.

    So, I guess my question to you, You, and YOU, is, how will you now work with your Calendar and Contacts on iOS devices?

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  2. ivantwilliams

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    I've been reading about this change that Google has decided to make.

    For me, I think my solution is to use my Google Apps domain. I'd stopped using it as my main account for a while. But, since I'm a gadget person, and constantly trying different OS', this would probably be the best solution for me.
     
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  3. glsda

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    Well I guess I have had my head in the sand or someplace else since I haven't even paid attention to the issue. Thanks for the heads up and I'll respond when I figure out what I'm going to do.
     
  4. ivantwilliams

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    I really don't want to change to using CalDAV and CardDav. Google says " Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync, however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function." (my emphasis). I think I'll just keep using it and see if it keeps working.
     
  6. ivantwilliams

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    Right, but I wonder what happens if you have to reload your device (restore as new) or something like that.



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  7. radtechy

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    This suuuuuuucks!

    Navi I guess if you have to reload all the sync settings should be saved in you're backup.

    It's probably when setting up a new account when it hits the server will not let you use it under exchange.

    Now I'm considering an iPad mini normally I would start it as a new device but if this need be I will use my iPhone back to to the iPad and then toss off app that I won't use on the iPad and rename the device then backup again to create a new backup. Not sure if the rename will make a new backup? Any ideas?


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    Navi I remember you from the Nextel and the crack berry forums I see we both crossed over to iOS


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  9. ivantwilliams

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    I was going to switch everything over to iCloud, but, I know me, I'll probably try another OS in time, and thus that would be a pain to move data back and forth.

    So, I've decided to use my Google Apps account. According to Google, paid users will not be affected by this. I guess Jan 31st 2013 will be the real test :)

    PS: It is me, or is it weird that Google are making the switch the same day RIM release BB10? Hmm, interesting, no?
     

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