ActiveSync filtering question about syncing a device with two PCs.

ActiveSync filtering question about syncing a device with two PCs.

Post by Frank » Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:38:22


Does anyone know where I can find details about how the ActiveSync category filter or date range
filter works?

I know the device must be earlier than Windows Mobile 5. I am interested in how the filters work
when a device is synchronized with both a home and office PC.

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Regards,

Frank
 
 
 

ActiveSync filtering question about syncing a device with two PCs.

Post by Raj Pilla » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 23:33:36

Hi Frank,

The filters allow you to sync a subset of the concerned information type to
your device. If any information type is not fulfilling the criteria chosen
and is present on the device, then it will be moved to the computer and not
made available on the device. When syncing with two computers, it follows
the same logic on both computers.

A common issue most users face is that they would like to sync Personal and
Business category contacts from their Home PC but would like to sync only
the Business ones at Work. Unfortunately, this is not possible due to the
logic that the filter setup follows in ActiveSync.

For Example: If you were to setup the Home PC to sync the above two
categories, you will have contacts that satisfy both the condition on your
device. At work, if you set the ActiveSync filter to only Business, then
the Personal contacts will be sync'd to your Work computer but removed from
the mobile device (since it doesn't satisfy the condition on your Work PC)
and contacts having Business category on both devices will be synchronized.

The logic is same for Calendar sync as well.

Hope it addresses your query. Any particular reason you are interested in
knowing how it works?

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Regards,
Raj Pillai
Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

ActiveSync filtering question about syncing a device with two PCs.

Post by Frank » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 06:55:07


Hi Raj,

I did some tests with ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2, a pre WM5 ViewSonic Pocket PC (Microsoft Pocket PC
Version 3.0.11171 Build 11178), and some task filters. When I was syncing with only one PC, the task
filters worked. However, after setting up the device to sync with two PCs, the task filters stopped
working (items that should have been removed from the device were not removed). I was filtering by date.

I wonder if this is a 4.5 Beta 2 problem?

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Regards,

Frank
 
 
 

ActiveSync filtering question about syncing a device with two PCs.

Post by Frank » Wed, 21 Feb 2007 05:34:31


One of my peers did some more testing with ActiveSync 3.8 and 4.2. She found that once you are
syncing with two PCs, category filtering no longer works.

Surely we are doing something wrong. Can someone enlighten us?

Regards,

Frank

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Regards,

Frank