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Bug in sample code of Exchange Activ Sync cause birthday shift

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Aug 7, 2011 2:35 AM

Dear Apple Development Team,

 

Continuing the archived discussion 'Exchange Birthday Shifted by 1 day' I just want to inform you that Microsoft identified the reason for shifted birthdays using Exchange Active Sync. According to Microsoft the mentioned problem is not caused by a server-related problem, but due to an error in a Microsoft sample code which was used in Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7, Hotmail Outlook Connector and even in iOS. That means that the client side connection was developed incorrectly. Microsoft and Apple copied the incorrect code from time to time using the mentioned Exchange code in their software (iOS, etc).

 

However, Microsoft already fixed the birthday bug within the latest update of the Outlook Hotmail Connector (please check changelog) as well as in the current update of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). For more information please check the following sites:

 

German: http://answers.microsoft.com/de-de/winphone/forum/wp7-sync/geburtstags-bug/15075 df5-27f3-4518-8e27-b228d4eaab06?page=1

English: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-sync/birthdays-are-always- set-one-day-earlier-when/b3d16871-ca24-4a26-a0fc-5b0437904a22

 

 

Due to the fact, that the mentioned problem isn't fixed in iOS until now, I would be glad if Apple could fix it as soon as possible, too. This bug is really annoying.

 

Best regards,

Hannes

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3, iOS bug

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