Windows Mobile Device Center is a Windows 7 native synchronization application program created by Microsoft, which replaced ActiveSync. This service enables mobile devices to synchronize with a Windows based device via the internet. This application comes as a built in part of the Windows Mobile Devices Management and Service packs for certain models from Windows Mobile 5. With this service, users can easily manage all their devices on a centralized location and synchronize data between them. The synchronization engine of the application also allows the users to check the schedule of their individual mobile devices, as well as view and manage all their data.
In case you are wondering what this all means, activesync is essentially a Windows utility that makes the process of synchronizing a data between multiple devices, easier. ActiveSync allows the user to synchronize documents between their PC and mobile device, but acts as a mediator and does not allow the data to cross over to another device. It works cross platform and is designed to be used in conjunction with Windows. The synchronization engine of this application is based on the code of the Open Handset Alliance's OMA flash library and is also supported by Windows Phone, Windows CE and Windows Vista. This means that any Windows Mobile Device can synch to any Windows Vista or Windows Phone device, providing an effective unified device experience for the end-user.
If you are wondering if you will be able to use this application with your Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Meeting programs, the answer is that you will be able to synchronize between these two popular programs. However, this won't be possible if you don't have a Windows Mobile Device with a Windows Mobile Enterprise plan installed on it. This device management plan is available from Microsoft through their official support channels like the Windows Mobile Application Development and Windows Mobile Device Management tools available as part of the Windows Mobile Enterprise Software Installer (MADP). To download the free version of this software, just go to the Windows Mobile Application Development site, download the setup disk, then install the software. Once it is installed, you can begin to synchronize email between your e-mail accounts and Windows Mobile devices running Windows Vista or Windows Phone OS.