Microsoft Updates Windows Mobile Device Center

Microsoft has rolled out a long awaited update to Windows Mobile Device
Center for users running Windows Vista and using Windows Mobile 6
Standard devices with synchronization issues.

Previously, any user who wanted to use Vista and wanted to sync the
device to run updates or sync information back and forth had to
downgrade to ActiveSync due to issues with Windows Mobile Device
Center, the biggest one being synchronizing Windows Mobile 6 Standard
devices and files with Vista, which could easily be done with
ActiveSync and Windows XP. The following new features are supported in
version 6.1:

  • Information Rights Management activation – Automatically
    configure the Windows Mobile 6 device to open IRM-protected documents
    and files
  • HTML mail – Set up your Windows Mobile 6 device
    to sync HTML-formatted mail
  • Certificate Enrollment – Acquire certificates through the
    PC the Windows Mobile 6 device is currently connected to
  • Allow data connections on the Windows Mobile 6 device when
    connected to the PC
  • File synchronization for smartphones –
    Synchronize files with your Windows Mobile 6 devices, including both
    touch screen and non-touch screen devices
  • Automatic device authentication – Connect the Windows
    Mobile device to the PC without the need to enter the device-lock PIN
    every time upon connect
  • Product Registration – Register your Windows Mobile device
    and get connected to information and offers available for your device