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TR3B0R
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Joined: 04 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Active Sync defects? Reply with quote

I have just 'upgraded' from V 3.7.1 Build 4034 for use with an SPV C500 to V 4.0.0 build 4358 for use with an SPV C600. It isn't an improvement.

The new version doesn't give the same control as the older one when syncing with Outlook. eg. can't filter on categories; can't leave conflicts unresolved; can't specify number of weeks for syncing future diary events.

I need to filter on Outlook cagtegory - anyone got any suggestions? Is there any way of doing this?
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Mike Temporale
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Joined: 07 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most, if not all of the functionality you mention was removed in version 3.8 - if I recall correctly. Version 4 was a complete re-write (that only effects WinMo5 devices) to improve overall performance.

Anyway, to answer your question, I don't think there is anyway to filter on category anymore. From what I heard, it wasn't a very popular feature. Of course, that doesn't means it isn't a good feature.
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Jason Dunn
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Joined: 30 Jun 2003
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Location: Calgary, CANADA

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v.4 is LESS functional in almost every way and was really just designed for Windows Mobile 5. If you don't need it, you don't want it. Wink
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Kris Kumar
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Joined: 02 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C600 is a WinMo5 based phone. So 4.x is kinda needed. I had problems when I used 3.8 with WinMo5.

I agree I am annoyed by the lack of features. Evil or Very Mad I especially liked the ability sync in only one direction i.e. from the desktop to pda/phone. Treat the desktop info as golden always.
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TR3B0R
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject: Not very ACTIVE SYNC. Clunk. Clunk. Reply with quote

Very Happy Thank you all for your prompt comments.

Very Happy I managed for years with Nokia phones and Palm hand helds from when they first became available in this country.

Sad The all-in-one-box C500 free contract phone upgrade looked like a good idea but was barely more than a beta test product. The phone was OK-ish. The operating system awful.

Mad The C600 is a big disappointment. With degraded sync it's no good as a PIM - just a clever phone. Cosmetic changes only.

Evil or Very Mad Not backward compatible. A Microsoft tool for selling software upgrades.

Very Happy Bill Gates - bye bye. Very Happy Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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ditch_azeroth
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Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Cebu, Philippines

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, problems with synching alright... i tried copying a 80MB file and the connection was killed halfway through. as for the pim, calendars and everything else, im satisfied enough.

good thing somebody made an app that gives you the option to make your smartphone like a usb mass storage device... Laughing now, i dont have to whip out the card reader all the time ^_^
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