Microsoft just released a new version of ActiveSync – version 4.2.
It has some Outlook improvements, proxy improvements, partnership improvements, and VPN connectivity improvements.
So why am I still not going to bother installing this?
Because it still doesn’t support syncing via wireless.
I’m sticking with ActiveSync 3.8, which allows syncing via wireless and/or VPN.
Isn’t that unsecure? Yes, but it works, and I need it to work. I generally don’t carry my sync cable with me, and I generally don’t plug in except to charge – and then, I just want to charge, and may be away from my sync partner.
How difficult is it for Microsoft to write an ActiveSync tool that exchanges a huge shared key (or certificate, whatever they feel is most appropriate), to securely identify a sync partner, so that wireless and VPN network synchronisation can be securely supported? I must be missing something, because it doesn’t seem that hard to me.