Say Good-Bye to ActiveSync with Microsoft Vista

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Today is the official launch date for Vista, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for desktop and laptop computers.

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Significant changes have been made in the way this new version synchronizes with both handhelds and smartphones. In this new operating system, ActiveSync has been re-named Windows Mobile Device Center and its look and feel have been updated.

Despite these changes, this application will still perform the same tasks as ActiveSync always did.

Installing the Windows Mobile Device Center will be a simple process. When a Windows Mobile device is connected to a computer running Vista for the first time, the necessary synchronization software will be automatically downloaded.

Vista users should be warned, though, that the Device Center application is still in beta. Despite this, ActiveSync should not be installed on a computer running Vista.

More information on the Windows Mobile Device Center can be found on Microsoft’s web site.

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