ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview is an early look at the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile devices.

ActiveSync 4.2 addresses known issues related to Microsoft Outlook synchronization and desktop/laptop Pass Through (DTPT). Specifically this beta addresses the 85010014 error while trying to sync with Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 will also provide an improved user experience for users that are experiencing USB connectivity issues. This beta release provides the first step by prompting the user when a connectivity issue may exist. Future releases will continue to improve the overall experience.
“Microsoft ActiveSync provides a great synchronization experience with Windows powered PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your Windows powered PC and Windows Mobile powered device, enabling the transfer of Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications from your desktop to your device. In addition to synchronizing with a desktop PC, ActiveSync can synchronize directly with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 so that you can keep your e-mail, Calendar, Notes, and Contacts updated wirelessly when you’re away from your PC.*

The ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview delivers new features to improve the synchronization experience for customers.

Support for ActiveSync Beta 2 Preview will not be available from Microsoft. Limited peer-to-peer support is available with opportunity to provide feedback from the following site: ActiveSync 4.2 Beta feedback.

Because this is a beta, the ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview should not be used on production systems in mission-critical environments.

ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview supports PC sync via USB cable, Bluetooth, or infrared connection.”

So what’s new in Activesync 4.2?

Microsoft Outlook Improvements

Resolves issues relating to error code 85010014

Improved Synchronization between Lunar Calendar appointments and Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

Proxy/DTPT interaction Improvements

Improved auto configuration of device Connection Manager settings when desktop has no proxy path to the internet.

Improved Desktop Pass Thru behavior with ISA proxy failures

Partnership improvements

Better resolution of multiple devices with the same name syncing with the same desktop

Connectivity Improvements

Better handling of VPN clients (resolve unbinding of protocols from our RNDIS adapter)

New auto detection of connectivity failure with user diagnostic alertsMore Info / Download

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