Exchange ActiveSync coming to Hotmail next week, Live Sync soon Live Mesh again

exchangehotmailMicrosoft’s Live services are one of its most active divisions.  The latest rumour from that segment of the company is that Windows Live Mail will finally officially activate Exchange Activesync for everyone who cares to apply.

The change is set to come on August 30th, and will bring email, calendar, tasks, contacts and even SMS synching to Windows Mobile.  The exchange server used however does not support HTML e-mail, which is a pity given the type of email commonly received on Hotmail (or may be a blessing in disguise).

Via Mary Jo Foley we hear Microsoft is renaming Windows Live Sync to Live Mesh, and boosting the cloud storage capacity back up to 2 GB. Unfortunately phones and other devices are still not supported, but maybe Microsoft will eventually relent.

The changes should take effect in Fall 2010 when the next Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta is released.

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