Problems in setting up sync to Google services in Windows Mobile


Google support has a page on synchronizing it’s services with Windows Mobile device.

The page is quite informative, the only problem is that it still has not been translated into Russian, which leaves out of border lots of potential users. Thus, a dig to Russian Google support team for lack of description 😦

Few nuances leading to digs to MS sync developers exist:

  1. Only one server is permitted: the MSDN Blogs thread discussion states that there’s the only solution yet – use POP\IMAP for another server. The user “zhamid” answers it quite well:

    “Yes, it is technical.  The way we initially implemented the application, it is restricted to using only one exchange account.  This may change in the future, but right now this is what we are stuck with.”

    Awesome, huh?!

  2. Only one email synchronization via ActiveSync is possible: in order to enable Gmail sync you have to disable email sync with laptop\desktop (assuming you have Outlook synс it sounds awful).
  3. The connection will be named “MS Exchange” (even though it’s Google nor Microsoft) and there’s no change option.

The user “stewartbryson” sees no future fixes, hoping for Google solution:

I can’t wait until Google has fully implemented calendar, mail and contact list in the Google Domain apps product. That way, I can move away from Exchange for my company email and use this very precious SINGLE exchange connection on my mobile phone for my largest customer at a single point in time.

The bottom line: the problem exists throughout several product generations, is well-known but no action was made. Even more: OMA (Outlook Mobile Access) was discontinued in MS Exchange 2007.

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Twitter extensions for Google Chrome


As a Chrome-living Twitter user, I’ve tried to find a perfect microblogging tool for Chrome since Extensions feature was released in the latest beta.

  1. First was Brizzly, which I liked first:
    • pro: it provides you with access to Twitter and Facebook;
    • contra: a ‘loading’ screen is shown each time you open it.
  2. Then was TweetDeck – which didn’t succeed either because my admin banned Adobe Air installation.
  3. Seesmic came next – and still is my selection for ‘heavy’ online Twitter tool.
  4. Now I’ve decided to uninstall Brizzly and try TwitterBar and Twopup (will post a short review here later).

Which Twitter clients do you use?

P.S.: decided to uninstall TwitterBar – Twopup works faster and gives much more options.