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Old 02-02-2010, 10:13 AM
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Need your insite

I am new to the SmartPhone world. But fairly computer lit. Have a xv6800 running 6.1. I need a sync program that will allow me to sync the phone data (calendar, tasks, contacts...) with my laptop running Vista basic. I run thunderbird for mail e-mail but could use Windows email for the calendar and contacts, tasks.
The Windows Mobile Device Center software that came with the phone requires that you have outlook 2003 and up on your computer to sync up. I don't have it, don't want to buy it, and don't need it (except to sync). I don't care what apps I run between the laptop and the phone as long as I can sync them for my business info.

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I am new to the SmartPhone world. But fairly computer lit. Have a xv6800 running 6.1. I need a sync program that will allow me to sync the phone data (calendar, tasks, contacts...) with my laptop running Vista basic. I run thunderbird for mail e-mail but could use Windows email for the calendar and contacts, tasks.
The Windows Mobile Device Center software that came with the phone requires that you have outlook 2003 and up on your computer to sync up. I don't have it, don't want to buy it, and don't need it (except to sync). I don't care what apps I run between the laptop and the phone as long as I can sync them for my business info.

Thanks
Carl
Hi Carl,

Okay, so I did some research for you and found a number of different solutions for you based on what you want in your first post.

1.) Program called FinchSync

FinchSync

Unlike BirdieSync, FinchSync is freeware. It's also Java-based, making it platform independent. You should be able to run it on Windows, Mac, or Linux machines. But it also take a lot more work to set up, and there's no guarantee everything will work properly once you do.

There are two parts to FinchSync, a PC-based Server, and a PDA-based Client. First, let's set up the server.

Since FinchSync is based on Java, all you need to do is download finchsync.jar and save it in the directory of your choice. Double click on it, and you should get this window.




You may get an error message when you first open FinchSync, but that's because it's default port is set to 80. Let's change that, by clicking on File, and then Server Configuration. Pick a number, any number between 0 and 65535 (but if you wan one that's not currently in use, you might want to try one between 8080 and 8087). Restart FinchSync and the error message should be gone. If it's not, try another number.

Next, click on the Sync Sources tab to configure FinchSync to synchronize your Thunderbird contacts, appointments, and tasks.
  • Click on the Add button.
  • Enter a name (calendar, personal contacts, whatever you like) and click next.
  • If you know where Thunderbird stores your calendar and addressbook files, click Browse to find them, otherwise click Scan Disk. On Windows and Mac systems, the scan should take less than a minute to complete, but there are some reports that it takes much longer on Linux machines.

  • Select the source you'd like to use, click next for configuration options, or finish if you want to accept the default configuration.
Now let's add a client. Back at the main menu, click the Clients tab.
  • Click Add to create a new client.
  • Enter a name.
  • Enter a password that is at least 6 characters.
  • You can enter a description if you like.


And that's it for the PC side. Time to install the PDA client.
  • Download the installer file.
  • Copy it to your Windows Mobile device.
  • Click on it and it will install to your device's main memory.

Now let's configure it to work with your desktop.
  • Browse to the Programs menu on your mobile device, and select FinchSync
  • Click the Config button.
  • Select Server.
  • Click the Add button.


  • Enter a name for your server.
  • Enter your host IP address.
  • Enter the port that you configured FinchSync to open.
  • Enter the client username and password that you've already chosen on the PC server.
  • Click OK.
You're all set. Now comes the moment of truth. From the main screen, select your server, and then press Sync it! First your Windows Mobile device will scan its own internal database, then it will compare that data to the files on your computer, and a few moments later you should be syncing.



I say should be, because about five minutes later, my PDA gave me an error message telling me that I need a newer version of Microsoft's .NET Compact Framework. I upgraded my .NET Compact Framework, and got the same error message the second time I tried syncing.
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Use Microsoft Myphone and call it a day.
http://myphone.microsoft.com/mkweb/S...r=go2831150734
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