Welcome Billy! Palm's focus is synchronization via wireless or "The Cloud", and as part of that focus has not supplied an in-box solution for Synchronization.
CompanionLink has been supplying Outlook and Palm Desktop sync through Google since the launch day of Palm Pre. Tasks have always synced although they go do the Pre Calendar because Pre Synergy does not do Tasks. Doug, we added Memo sync in August, and so you can update off our web page for free to get that feature.
In October, CompanionLink introduced wired sync, that is even closer to the ActiveSync/Hotsync model. From the Pre/Pixi App Catalog, search for "USB". Download the free app called CL USB Sync. Hit the Sync button there. Then on your PC download CompanionLink USB. Plug your Pre/Pixi into your computer using the MicroUSB cable that came with the phone. Hit Sync on the PC and your data will get to the Pre. CompanionLink USB Supports Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Memos. For Tasks and Memos we made our own apps which work much closer to the PC versions, with support for Categories and Sort order found on the PC.
Both products can be run for free for one-time usage and for trial for 14 days. If you like it and want to continue using it, it costs $39.95 one time lifetime license. The license between the Google Sync and USB Sync are interchangable, they use the sam key, so you just need to start using the other product to switch. CompanionLink provides free telephone and email technical support if you have any questions or problems. CompanionLink has products that support Outlook, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes, Groupwise, ACT!, and other Web and PC Contact Management systems.
There's no charge to try it all out. I hope one of these is a good fit for how you worked with ActiveSync and also steps you up to the wonderful world of Palm Pre and Palm Pixi.
Wayland Bruns, CTO
CompanionLink Software, Inc.