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    I used to own a Treo 680 and could indicate, for each type of data, which way that I wanted to sync (from Outlook to device, from device to OutLook or both ways).

    How would I do this with my Treo 750?

    TIA.
    Regards,

    Allan C.
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    By default whichever copy has been changed since the last sync will be copied to the other.

    If BOTH copies have changed since last sync, then you have a conflict. In this case, it will use the conflict resolution settings in Activesync to determine which copy should win.

    On your device, you can open Activesync and go to Settings>Options and go the the page with the butotn marked "Advanced" and you can choose which copy wins when conflict occurs.

    You can also do it from the PC. With the device connected, open Activesync and go to Tools>Options to set it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlerner View Post
    By default whichever copy has been changed since the last sync will be copied to the other.

    If BOTH copies have changed since last sync, then you have a conflict. In this case, it will use the conflict resolution settings in Activesync to determine which copy should win.

    On your device, you can open Activesync and go to Settings>Options and go the the page with the butotn marked "Advanced" and you can choose which copy wins when conflict occurs.

    You can also do it from the PC. With the device connected, open Activesync and go to Tools>Options to set it.
    I'll try to make a long story short.
    I am using OutLook 2007 with Business Contact Manager on my PC.
    In this scenario, there are 'OutLook Contacts' and 'Business Contact Manager Contacts.
    The BCM is where I maintain my contacts since it is a more robust application and integrates with other features.
    The OutLook Contacts is the list that syncs with the Treo 750.
    With my old Treo 680, I used to copy the contents of my BCM to my Outlook Contacts and then sync.
    I set the old Palm HotSync software to *always replace* the device data so that there was always a fresh copy of my 680.
    Since the 750 does not have this feature, I am ending up with 2 copies of every contact, then 3, etc.
    I hope this explanation makes sense.
    Regards,

    Allan C.
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    I'm guessing that when you copy your contacts from BCM to Outlook, it's seeing them as a new set of records. It doesn't matter that they contain identical data. There is probably an invisible record index somewhere to identify that contact entry that is different. So when you sync again, it sees the contact list as a NEW set of records and adds them to the list thus resulting in duplicates.

    If your BCM software has a function to synchronize with Outlook, then you should be OK as it would make changes to the existing Outlook records instead of replacing them.

    I would further guess that the Palm hotsync conduit handled the records in a different manner as it wasn't a native MS product.

    Did a quick google search which seems to confirm my suspicions:

    http://windowsitpro.com/article/arti...t-manager.html

    Perhaps the biggest source of frustration is the lack of direct PDA support. To load their account and contact data on their PDAs, BCM users need an application that can synchronize with multiple contacts folders or that can synchronize the BCM folders with users' main Contacts folder (which all synchronization tools support), but Microsoft's free ActiveSync program syncs only the main Outlook Contacts folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlerner;1434208[I
    Perhaps the biggest source of frustration is the lack of direct PDA support. To load their account and contact data on their PDAs, BCM users need an application that can synchronize with multiple contacts folders or that can synchronize the BCM folders with users' main Contacts folder (which all synchronization tools support), but Microsoft's free ActiveSync program syncs only the main Outlook Contacts folder. [/I]
    Here's the scoop directory from the BCM online help.
    Let's have a good laugh at the last line of the paste.
    What percentage of the market does it *not* sync with?

    Take your Business Contacts with you on your smartphone or Pocket PC

    After you have installed Business Contact Manager for Outlook on your computer, you can take your Business Contacts with you by synchronizing them with a smartphone or Pocket PC mobile device.

    Note BlackBerry and Palm devices are not supported.
    Regards,

    Allan C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allanc View Post
    Note BlackBerry and Palm devices are not supported.
    They probably mean Palm OS devices.

    Yeah, sounds like MS screwed that product for mobile users. Without some mechanism to sync BCM with your regular contacts list, ActiveSync won't be able to properly sync ANY Windows Mobile device's contacts with BCM.

    Surely Microsoft wouldn't release a product for contact management that's not compatible with their own sync product.

    *cough cough* Whew, almost choked on that sarcasm...
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