Microsoft Releases ActiveSync 4.2 And Still No Wi-Fi

Microsoft has finally launched ActiveSync 4.2 just two months after entering the Beta program. While this is great and has some good improvements it is still disappointing that it only supports PC synchronizing via USB cable, Bluetooth, or infrared connection. Back in ActiveSync 3.8 you could synchronize using Wi-Fi or a LAN as well. However, those features were said to be removed because of stability issues. If you are still interested in 4.2 then this is what’s new:

  • Microsoft Outlook Improvements: Resolves issues relating to error code 85010014
  • 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 alerts

Those are some good improvements but I don’t think they will pull me away from ActiveSync 3.8!