Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Build 5096 Final

An extremely easy to use application that lets you transfer any file from your PC to a device using Windows as well as managing applications
Microsoft ActiveSync is a technology that manages to synchronize your mobile devices with your computer via cables, InfraRed or Bluetooth connections. It works for both Pocket PCs and smartphones, but its support is restricted to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Easily transfer files between your PC and preferred device

Microsoft ActiveSync allows you to transfer your documents, applications, images, music, videos, and contact information from Outlook into and from your portable device. Any changes you perform to your device in terms of content is immediately performed on the other device as soon as the sync process is successful.

Usage is not rocket science: simply connect your portable device via USB, serial cable or infrared connection, and select the elements you wish to synchronize it with (e.g. calendar, contacts). In addition, ActiveSync can synchronize with servers too, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Axigen, Z-push, etc.

Manage and handle installed applications

With Microsoft ActiveSync, you also have access to backups and to install/uninstall operations on mobile devices. On the downside, ActiveSync cannot process some of the content in Outlook; for instance, the contacts that are grouped into subfolders won’t be synchronized, but only the ones that are not present in subfolders.

Nevertheless, Microsoft ActiveSync is a great tool for helping you keep track of appointments, to-do lists, tasks, and others while you're on the go. It’s a great choice if you need to sync your Outlook folders with your Pocket PC or smart phones.

In conclusion

Starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft decided to replace ActiveSync with Windows Mobile Device Center, an evolved and more advanced mobile phone management application. This makes Microsoft ActiveSync slightly obsolete, since new devices and software keep appearing on the market.

Reviewed by on July 14th, 2014


last updated on:
February 14th, 2007, 10:07 GMT
file size:
7.5 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Microsoft
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP
category:
C: \ Internet \ Telephony / SMS & GSM

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What's New in version 4.2
  • 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.
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ActiveSync, the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile-based devices, provides a great synchronization experi...

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