In case you hadn’t noticed Microsoft’s ActiveSync technology has been discontinued with the release of Vista. The replacement for this technology is still distributed by Microsoft and is called Windows Mobile Device Center.
The Windows Mobile Device Center is an all inclusive software package that allows you to do the following:
- Simplify setup of your device
- Manage sync settings with your phone
- Upload and download photos to your windows mobile device.
- Browse the files on a Windows Mobile phone
The following versions of Vista are supported by the Windows Mobile Device Center :
- Home Basic
- Home Premium
- Vista Enterprise
- Vista Ultimate
Windows Mobile Device Center will allow you to sync with all of the key Microsoft messaging and collaboration systems. In fact Outlook 2000, XP, or 2003 is required before any syncing can occur for e-mail, calendar, contacts, and notes. Microsoft recommends Outlook 2003 or later.
How to download Windows Mobile Device Center
There are two ways to install the software:
- Download it from the Windows Mobile web site and install the software manually.
- Connect your Windows Mobile Device , go Start, Control Panel, Security, and click Check for Updates. Windows will detect the need for Windows Mobile Device Center and install the required software.
The following options exist for communicating with your Windows Mobile Device with Windows Mobile Device Center:
- Direct with a USB cable.
- Via Bluetooth
How to Start Windows Mobile Device Center
Click on Start, All Programs, and then Windows Mobile Device Center