A few weeks back Google introduced new changes to its policy, which among other things, the company also unveiled its intentions to drop support for Exchange ActiveSync and EAS protocols used by Microsoft as early as January 30th, 2013. Now that date has passed, meaning that from this point on, you will not see anymore the option to include contacts or calendar from a Google account in Windows 8/RT and syncing will stop working. Using the Mail app in Windows 8, you’ll still be able to get access to your emails, but contacts and calendar won’t sync. Also this will affect Windows Phone users, but the good news here is that the search giant has extended Google Sync support until July 31, 2013. Furthermore, Microsoft is reporting that the Windows Phone team is already creating new support for the new sync protocols Google is using for calendar and contacts (CalDAV and CardDAV), and they will be included in the existing IMAP support protocol that Microsoft is offering. It isn’t clear if the same support will be available for the Calendar and People Windows 8 apps, but we can only hope that Microsoft will work on a solution. For more information on how to sync Google services with Windows 8 or Windows RT read this Microsoft support page. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.