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Microsoft ActiveSync

  1. ActiveSync should have an option to not run Outlook silently
  2. Improve this Error Message (I was using Active Sync 4.1 + Jasjar)

Microsoft ActiveSync

  1. ActiveSync should have an option to not run Outlook silently

    ActiveSync should have an option to prevent Outlook from opening in the background. Outlook is a heavy application and uses lots of RAM, and often you want to recharge your SmartPhone without synchronizing data, and everyone agrees that it is incredibly annoying how ActiveSync automatically and invisibly opens up Outlook when you plug in a device. This is particularly a problem if an application such as Virtual PC is running, as your system can run out of RAM when the phone is plugged in.

    Active sync problem

    Another example of its annoyance is when I reboot my PC with a portable device plugged in as Outlook won't shut down cleanly, and my 4GB Outlook file gets corrupt... I'd probably expect expect a warning on shutdown like "ActiveSync is keeping Outlook Open. Please Exit"

    As a result, many people change it to sync manually (changing the setting from "Continuously" to "Manually"), but what you really need is another option: " Continuously (Only If Outlook Is Open) "

    Screen active sync options
    Figure: Add option "Continuously (Only If Outlook Is Open)"

  2. Improve this Error Message (I was using Active Sync 4.1 + Jasjar)

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    Microsoft ActiveSync
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    ActiveSync encountered a problem on the desktop.



    Support Code:85010014
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    OK
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    It should say Outlook needs to be in "Online" mode not "Offline" mode when you are syncing for the first time.

Acknowledgements

Adam Cogan