Microsoft Introducing Hotmail Push Sync: Would Have Been Cool in 2005, Now? Meh’s news article title

Coming soon to Hotmail, push email for mobile phones via ActiveSync

needs a small tweak. That should be “via Exchange ActiveSync”. This means that Hotmail email will be able to do what BlackBerry phones have done for a decade: Provide push email. Google provided this service for free for a variety of phone platforms including Windows Mobile, Android, and iPhone for the past year. It also let you sync Google Calendar and Google Contacts over the air. The irony is that Google does this by using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync technology licensed from Microsoft.

Speaking of calendar and contacts sync, where is the announcement that Microsoft will also provide over the air synching for Windows Live Calendar and Hotmail Contacts?

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