Pocket PC Thoughts was right on the money. Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Exchange. It adds:
- Seamless Direct Push Technology using an HTTP connection to push new e-mail messages, calendar, contact, and task notifications to the Windows Mobile 5.0 device. Unfortunately, the other piece required to fully enable this, the
Messaging & Security Feature Pack is still not available. Devices and upgrades will be available sometime early next calendar year through our major device maker (OEM) and mobile operator partners. This is something that is needed in addition to Windows Mobile 5.0.
- Additional data compression for a faster experience when sending and receiving messages and reduced sync times.
- Additional Outlook properties, including support for task synchronization and pictures in your list of contacts and the ability look up contacts by using the Global Address List (GAL) over the air.
- Improved device security including the ability to set policies, remotely unlock devices, do local and remote device wipes and support for Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
Exchange SP2 also includes a host of enhancements and new features for your messaging environment.