Vista-Windows Mobile 6.0 file-sync fix due in mid-June

Vista-Windows Mobile 6.0 file-sync fix due in mid-June

Summary: Users running Windows Vista PCs and WIindows Mobile 6.0 devices who have been attempting to sync their files using Vista's Windows Mobile Device Center have been running into problems. Microsoft says to expect a fix for the problem by mid-June.

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Even though Windows Vista has been out since January (or November, if you're a business customer), there are still products and applications -- including some from Microsoft itself -- that don't work with Vista.

The latest case in point: Windows Mobile 6.0. Users running Windows Vista PCs and WIindows Mobile 6.0 devices who have been attempting to sync their files using Vista's Windows Mobile Device Center have been running into problems, as reported earlier this month on the Brighthand.com site, and again this week by Engadget.

Microsoft says a fix is coming by mid-June. According to a Microsoft spokeswoman:

"Currently, Windows Mobile 6 users can synchronize files between PCs and Smartphones with ActiveSync 4.5. Microsoft will update Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) on Windows Vista PCs to support file synchronization with Windows Mobile 6 by mid-June. We're looking forward to offering the WMDC synchronize option very soon."

It doesn't seem like Vista timing can be blamed for this disconnect. Microsoft released Windows Vista to manufacturing on November 8, 2006. Microsoft released the final version of the Windows Mobile Device Center in February 2007.   And it released to manufacturing Windows Mobile 6.0 in February, as well.

Topics: Microsoft, Mobile OS, Windows

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • Thank You!

    Finally, an answer to my headache with my Windows Mobile 6 nightmare! Mid-June can't come fast enough...
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