I adore the Windows Mobile Team Blog. How great is it that the developers themselves not only post blog entries about the OS, but post open, honest, and funny blog postings about the os? While other divisions might just talk about the inability to use ActiveSync over WiFi with a curt “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature,” here we get Mike Calligaro actually explaining why, when, and how the decision went down.
Three Cheers to the Windows Mobile Division.
The official (and true) reason has always been stated as “We removed it for security reasons.” But, judging from the number of angry comments I see posted here, that explanation hasn’t really convinced anyone that it was a good idea. So, let me go into more detail. The first major issue is this: Exchange ActiveSync is encrypted and desktop ActiveSync isn’t.