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Question: Bug in sample code of Exchange Activ Sync cause birthday shift

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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Jan 2, 2012 11:09 AM in response to sadslash In response to sadslash

I spoke with the Apple Support team and they suggested to post this bug via the Apple Bug Reporter (https://bugreport.apple.com/). Unfortunatelly, you need a developer account to enter this site. Due to the fact, that I haven't got such an account, I would be glad if someone else could post this bug on the mentioned site.


Is there anybody who could undertake this task?

Jan 2, 2012 11:09 AM

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Jan 4, 2012 5:02 AM in response to Hannes Fischer In response to Hannes Fischer

Hi,


as far as I know the bug is fixed in Hotmail Outlook Connector now. But in the Windows Phone Mango release the bug is still active in "some" cases (for birthdays in the winter time everything is fine and for birthdays in summer time the bug is still there - or vice versa 😉 ).


Does Apple plan to fix that bug somehow? As the bug can be fixed with a new release of Outlook connector and partly fixed in the new Windows Phone release it should be a failure in the code of the mobile devices and not with the Hotmail servers - so Apple developers have to work on that.


Does anybody know when this annoying bug will be fixed?



Cheers,

Marcel

Jan 4, 2012 5:02 AM

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Feb 8, 2012 7:10 PM in response to Hannes Fischer In response to Hannes Fischer

Crosslink: https://discussions.apple.com/message/12660792#12660792


It would appaer that the bug has been fixed (unless it was "fixed" on my eGroupware server). However, the bug is still present in iOS5.0.1 for CardDAV sync and for any other contact app than the apple contacts app.

Feb 8, 2012 7:10 PM

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Aug 5, 2013 5:05 AM in response to Hannes Fischer In response to Hannes Fischer

Hi,


It's almost one and a half years since the last post on this thread, but I still seem to have the same problem.

Just synced the contacts between Outlook 2010 and the latest IOS release, and they are still delayed by one day. It's really a shame that this has not been fixed yet...

Aug 5, 2013 5:05 AM

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