A Windows Mobile 5 Bug….

Hi All,

Just thought I would?mention this;?

A colleague and I have found a bug in Windows Mobile 5 which concerns the syncronisation of Calendar objects using Exchange ActiveSync.

To duplicate the issue do as follows:

With Exchange 2003 SP2 setup a device to sync OTA in the normal way.

Next from another user send your test user (the one setup to sync) a calendar appointment.

NOTE: The appointment should be an all day, recurring appointment.

Make sure you have invited the test user as an attendee and then send the meeting requst.

Next wait for the requrie to syncronise with the mobile device.

Once it arrives, accept it (on the mobile device).

Having done this you should find that the item appears in your calendar however instead of one meeting you have two!!

At this point some odd thing happen so that if the sender cancels the meeting that is then synced to the device and one meeting is removed from the calendar but not the other. So in effect you have an orphaned object.

There are a few other wierd things that can happen depending on what you do with the item (like editing) it.

Anyway we raised a call with MS for this (SRQ060904600469) and the end result was that it was a bug in WM5 which they will investigate fixing. It will then be made available for operators to incorporate in a ROM update. So all in all this could take a while to become available if it every does.

I will be really interested to see if this is still an issue on the next version of WM when that ships.