If you’re upgrading to Windows 7 RC on your computer (instead of the recommended “start from scratch and migrate data and apps”) you may find that your Windows Mobile device will no longer connect after the upgrade. This was a reported problem during Windows 7 beta, but it looks like the issue still exists in the RC of Windows 7.
To fix the problem…
- Disconnect your device for your PC.
- From the Start Menu open the Control Panel.
- Select Hardware and Sound and then Device Manager.
- Connect your device to you PC. The associated driver will show up (appear before your eyes) under Network adapter.
- Right-click on the driver and select Uninstall.
- After the driver uninstalls, disconnect your device.
- After about 5 seconds, reconnect your device and WMDC will now recognize your device and the driver installation will be successful.
Beta 1 is available for download from the following link:
Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile – Home
Join us on Wednesday, April 29 for an exclusive look at the integration between Microsoft System Center Operation Manager and Mobile Admin.
System Center Operation Manager and Mobile Admin
System Center Operation Manager is an end-to-end service-management solution that allows IT management teams to address issues affecting the health of their distributed IT services. Although System Center Operation Manager is not restricted to Windows-based IT environments, it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft software and applications to provide IT professionals with greater control over their Microsoft-centric infrastructures. Mobile Admin users can view and filter on events raised by System Center Operation Manager, as well as take proactive actions to resolve critical situations.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Ever have Exchange remote connectivity problems that you just couldn’t diagnose – particularly for Windows Mobile devices?
I’m not sure how long this site has been up, but Microsoft has a beta site that allows you to enter remote information for your Exchange implementation, and it will try to connect and diagnose the situation. This really saved me some time today, after I just happened onto it.
Check it out:
Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer
If it finds problems with your remote connectivity, it will show you the steps in the process and flag the step that failed. Then, it will give you a link to a page that tells you how to fix the issue.
If you like the movies, it's time to celebrate!
Windows Mobile now offers a mobile application for Netflix. The new Netflix application for Windows Mobile phones makes it simple to manage your Netflix experience from a mobile device. You can search the entire Netflix library for your next film, get complete movie details, and even manage your DVD queue. Easily update your queue by moving films up, moving films down, or removing films from your queue.
Mobile Manager for Netflix | Smartphone and PDA | Windows Mobile Total Access
The complaints about Windows Mobile have been mostly about user interface. Windows Mobile looks simply pedestrian relative to the latest mobile operating systems from Apple, Palm, Android and Research in Motion. But the latest news on Microsoft’s cloud plans raise an interesting question: Would you trade aesthetics for some cloud functionality?
» Can the cloud save Windows Mobile? | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com
EzSetup is a free application for creating installation programs for your Pocket PC. The installers created by EzSetup are very intuitive for end users; they are applicable to any Pocket PC, and users don't have to worry about choosing between several installation files. The EzSetup installers are always provided with customizable readme and license agreement sections. The installers are compressed, self-contained, self-extracting and can be created in several languages. EzSetup is a command line application with some parameters keys. If you want to create an installer of some program for a Pocket PC you just run EzSetup with desired parameters, and provide it with the CAB, readme and license agreement files. EzSetup will create an .exe file, which can be copied to ActiveSync for installation. Special thanks to Scott Ludwig who has developed the first version of EzSetup.
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