Vista Users Run Into File Synchronization Snafu with Windows Mobile 6

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Smartphones running Windows Mobile 6 Standard, like the upgraded T-Mobile Dash, are starting to reach consumers hands, and they’re pleased that this operating system — unlike previous versions — lets users synchronize files.

But there’s a hitch; for some reason this feature isn’t available for those running Windows Vista, only Windows XP.

This is because file synchronization with Windows Mobile 6 Standard devices is only supported by ActiveSync 4.5, not the new Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC). As Vista users have to sync their smartphones with WMDC, they don’t have access to this feature.

Is There a Fix Coming?

There has been no comment yet from Microsoft on why this important feature was left out of the WMDC, but was included in ActiveSync 4.5.

This is also no word on when file synchronization for Windows Mobile 6 Standard models will be added to the WMDC.

Update: Microsoft has released Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1, which fixes this problem. More information can be found in this article.

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