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Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 is a new software update release for Windows Mobile powered devices that provides a great synchronization experience with Windows-powered PCs and Microsoft Outlook.
ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your Microsoft Windows-powered PC and Windows Mobile powered device and allows you to synchronize Microsoft Outlook information, Microsoft Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications to and from your device.
In addition to synchronizing with a desktop PC, ActiveSync allows you to synchronize Microsoft Outlook information directly with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, so that you can keep your e-mail, calendar data, tasks and contact information updated wirelessly when you’re away from your desktop or tablet PC.
Some of the new features added to Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 include:
Several changes were made in ActiveSync 4.5 that help improve issues related to setup, partnerships, and connectivity with the PC and Microsoft Exchange.
In addition, ActiveSync 4.5 includes a troubleshooter utility that scans your computer and device to identify problems and offers information and corrective actions to solve them.
Customers using Windows Mobile 5.0 devices with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack and synchronizing to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will benefit from the following feature enhancements included in ActiveSync 4.5:
Direct Push Technology
Local Device Wipe
Certificate powered authentication to Microsoft Exchange
Customers using Windows Mobile 6 and synchronizing to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will benefit from the following feature enhancements:
HTML formatted e-mail
IRM protected e-mail
Note: Microsoft ActiveSync works only with Windows XP SP2 or earlier. If you have Windows Vista, your synchronization settings will be managed through the Windows Mobile Device Center. Windows Mobile Device Center is available through the Windows Mobile Device Center page.