I got a new cell phone yesterday.
I’m a Verizon Wireless subscriber, and because of this I have the ability every two years to replace my phone. The new phone is a Smartphone – in other words, about the only thing it doesn’t do is put bread in your toaster. I’m still working on learning all of the features it has, plus I discovered it runs Windows Mobile. So, as a matter of course, I found I can’t synchronize the calendar and the contacts list unless I re-install Microsoft Outlook. The only way to do this, I found, is that I had to re-install the entire Microsoft Office suite on my laptop.
I haven’t completed everything yet, but I also installed Windows Live – specifically the blog writer and the photo gallery tools. Once I figure out whether or not I like them, I will take care of cleaning up my machine so that the 40GB hard drive I have won’t get full up. Right now I have 10GB of space left, so tomorrow I have to get cracking. Plus, I need to try to re-install Active Sync – before I put Office back on my machine I couldn’t get halfway through the installation before it stopped. Let’s see if my efforts pay off….