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Microsoft updates handheld software

ActiveSync problems plugged

Microsoft released an upgrade on Friday to the synchronisation component of its Windows Mobile 5.0 software.

ActiveSync 4.1 fixes several problems that occurred with its 4.0 version when trying to synchronise data between a handheld device and a PC, according to information published on the Microsoft Developer Network blog. Connections were dropped between a PC and a device, and sometimes the software only partially synchronised data between the two.

The problem stemmed from a conflict with desktop firewall applications or applications that manage network traffic, Microsoft said. The update is available through the Windows Mobile website.

ActiveSync synchronises data from PCs to devices equipped with Windows Mobile software, including information from programs such as Outlook and Office, in addition to photos, music and videos. The software can also synchronise with Windows Exchange Server 2003 to update email, notes and calendars with a mobile device.


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