Microsoft has dumped ActiveSync and has developed Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Vista.
With the latest version of Windows Mobile Device Center, Vista has full control over syncing your Windows Mobile Phone or PDA. There is a brand new interface capable of syncing your programs, Outlook and OneNote 2007 information along with your usual assortment of photos, videos and music.
This is probably one of the best things Microsoft could have ever done for its mobile platform. ActiveSync has been a thorn in the side of Windows Mobile based PocketPCs and phones for years and the Windows Mobile Device Center looks to be a huge step in the right direction.