Palm Desktop for Windows Vista Released

Palm Desktop for Vista has shed the beta tag and is available as a free download from Palm.

What’s New in Palm Desktop for Vista

  • Integrated Desktop: Provides a single desktop and conduit compatibility across all Palm OS 3.5.x through 5.4.x devices.
  • Enterprise Friendly HotSync Enhancements: HotSync Manager 7.0 is a standalone application, and no longer requires Palm Desktop to be installed on the computer. All user management functionality has been moved into HotSync Manager 7.0 Migration Tools: the installer checks for the latest settings and reports any known incompatibilities with third-party software.
  • Multilingual Support: Localized in Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
  • Install Tool: The Install Tool, which replaces the “Palm Quick Install” tool, allows you to sync .prc and .pdb files (Palm OS applications and databases) to your device. See note about Palm Quick Install Tool under “What’s NOT in this software?” below.
  • Outlook 2007 synchronization: Allows you to use your USB sync cable to synchronize with Outlook 2007’s Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Notes. This version includes all previously released patches such as the Outlook 2007 Update.

This latest version does have a few features that were included in previous versions:

  • Palm Quick Install Tool: The Palm Quick Install Tool has been replaced by the Install Tool, which lets you install applications onto your device through HotSync.
  • VersaMail HotSync synchronization: You will not be able to synchronize email through the USB sync cable. Wireless email synchronization, including Exchange ActiveSync for Outlook accounts, is not affected by this limitation.
  • Birthdays and Anniversary reminders that appear in the Calendar on your Palm device will not appear in the Calendar in the Palm Desktop application.
  • Color coding of events in the Calendar is no longer supported.
  • 64-bit Editions of Windows Vista are not supported.

One final note, you may need to re-install third-party applications.

Palm Desktop for Vista is available from Palm.

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