updated 10:30 am EST, Thu February 1, 2007
Mobile Device Center beta
Microsoft has launched Beta 3 of the Windows Mobile Device Center, the Vista replacement for ActiveSync. The program makes it easier to share data with portable devices running Windows Mobile 2003 or 5.0. Beyond using an interface reminiscent of Media Center, Device Center puts an increased emphasis on music and photo synchronization, shuffling the former while tagging and importing the latter. It should also be easier to set up a device and have Windows recognize it. The app is available in 32- and 64-bit versions, and requires Vista RC1 or later.