ActiveSync

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ActiveSync

Software from Microsoft that is used to synchronize mail, calendars, contacts and other data between desktop PCs and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. ActiveSync is the synchronization component in the Microsoft Exchange mail system, and it is also used to update programmable home theater remote controls. Introduced in 1996 as H/PC Explorer, it was designed to support Windows CE devices. Renamed Windows CE Services in 1997, it was renamed again to ActiveSync in 1999.


Update a Remote Control
This Windows editing software from Universal Remote Control uses ActiveSync to transfer the home theater configuration programmed in the computer to the remote. See RF remote control.
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Some of the captured data by Casey were locked by the OS itself, and require XACT from Micro Systemation and ItsUtils to work together with Microsoft ActiveSync. These tools will help to unlock certain files and convert the ASCII format in cemail.vol structure to a readable SMS.
According to the report, mobile malware is also increasing, with the emergence in March 2006 of a crossover virus, Cxover, that scans the operating system of a PC and uses Microsoft ActiveSync to search for mobile devices.Once the virus has penetrated the mobile device, it reportedly attempts to copy itself back to the PC.
- Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition - Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7 technology or later - PC with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) or Windows 98 Second Edition operating system - 7 MB of device memory (RAM) for 500 contacts and 100 songs CD-ROM drive
* Data can be transferred to a PC through Microsoft ActiveSync over a supplied USB cable or built-in Bluetooth capability
Platform: Palm OS (v3.0-5.0), Windows CE 3.0, Pocket PC 2002 (Microsoft ActiveSync 3.0 and higher)
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