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RELEASE: Windows Vista RC1 excludes Windows Mobile Device Center (yet)
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 20.09.06 - 17:48:01 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 16787x
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Microsoft has recently released its RC1 (Release Candidate 1) of Windows Vista, another major step on the way to the final release and as I've heard, another major improvement to the previously released Windows Vista Beta 2 which was good already. And yes, as before for the Betas - Microsoft again accepts users who want to test out Windows Vista as early as possible (you can either download Windows Vista RC1 or you can order a DVD). However, if you are a Windows Mobile user, you should better be aware, that - at this stage - the Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) application isn't part of the Windows Vista RC1 because it is a separate component from Windows Vista.

While Windows Vista RC1 includes the WMDC Driver which enables you to sync music, acquire pictures and browse the contents of your device. The full WMDC application - enabling you to synchronize your Outlook E-Mail, contacts, calendar appointments and more - is ships separately (later; most likely via Windows Update).

So just in case, you've planned to install Windows Vista RC1 on your production PC, better stay with your current Windows (XP) version until the RC1 for WMDC is available as well. Otherwise you wont have a chance to keep your PC and Windows Mobile device synchronized anymore.

Cheers ~ Arne

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