iSync 1.2.1 has just been released (a few days after Panther was declared golden master), bringing improved synchronization abilities to Series 60 phones (it syncs the Address Book - including pictures, which is a nice bonus - the Calendar and To Dos). However, it refuses to properly sync real (i.e., snail-mail) street addresses included in Series 60 contacts, which makes it unusable for me - it duplicated all my contacts with street addresses and made copies without that information, which is ridiculous.
iCal Gets Smarts
Panther System Administration Features
Here's a nice list of new Panther features for system administrators. My favorites are:
- 802.1X support (we'll see about interoperability, but that's a generic issue)
- GUI support for IPv6 (I'm going to need it)
- L2TP/IPSec VPN (PPTP works, but these days the winds blow in other directions)
- Exchange Mail and Contacts Synchronization? Whoa. Not that it will help persuading the corporate powers that be to swap my 3 PCs for a single Mac, but hey, it's nice.
- Read-Only NTFS support (better than nothing - but I hope it supports compression)
- DHCP renewal - sure, I know how to do it via the Terminal, but useful buttons are always nice to have...