The thing people like most about Microsoft Outlook is the fact that it lets you handle so many activities from a single space. All of your mail communications can be managed from inside the application, and so can other important information like your contacts and schedules. There are few alternatives which perform with even a tenth of the capability that Outlook has. This is probably why free programs like Thunderbird have yet to run Outlook out of the market.
One of the useful provisions in this application is that you can access the application information remotely. The application which lets you do this is another Microsoft product, called ActiveSync. This facilitates real-time sync between your desktop PC or an Exchange Server, and a compatible mobile you happen to be carrying while on the go. Following is how to set it all up.
- Install the ActiveSync software on your PC first. For this, you can either use the CD, or a downloaded installer file. The latter of these you can get from the Microsoft’s official website. You’ll have to choose the language you want, and then accept the license agreement before downloading. Open the file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
- Set up a connection to link your PC and mobile device. Launch the ActiveSync program from the Start menu, and when the window comes up, choose the Connect via IR option. This lets you connect via Infrared. To use Bluetooth instead, choose Connect via Bluetooth. Hit the Sync button to establish the connection fully.
- Use a serial or USB cable to connect the phone to the PC, if you don’t have Bluetooth or infrared on the device. When you do this, the Sync Setup wizard comes up automatically. If you need more information about this, go to the Help menu in the ActiveSync application.
- Complete the setup by following the instructions displayed. A sync is set up between the PC and the smartphone. After this, you can physically disconnect the two. ActiveSync does the synchronization automatically.
- You can change the sync settings for a particular device from the Options section in the program.
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