Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 addresses known issues related to Microsoft Outlook synchronization and Desktop Pass Through (DTPT). Specifically this beta addresses the 85010014 error while trying to sync with Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 will also provide an improved user experience for users that are experiencing USB connectivity issues. This beta release provides the first step by prompting the user when a connectivity issue may exist. Future releases will continue to improve the overall experience.
Microsoft have been working closely with the OEMs and mobile operators to identify the major issues that users of Windows Mobile devices and ActiveSync have been experiencing and have developed an update for ActiveSync to address the major problems. And if you think Microsoft isn't listening their customers, this is wrong: "We have also been following the forums and newsgroups closely looking to trends to help identify the major issues."
Support for ActiveSync Beta 2 Preview will not be available from Microsoft. Limited peer-to-peer support is available with opportunity to provide feedback from the following site: ActiveSync 4.2 Beta feedback.
Because this is a beta, the ActiveSync 4.2 Beta Preview should not be used on production systems in mission-critical environments.
Cheers ~ Arne