Keep just recent items on PPC, but keep all calendar items on PC?

Discussion in 'ActiveSync' started by [email protected], Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Right now I have ActiveSync (4.1) set to synchronize ALL my calendar items
    (all several years worth!). So I have several years worth of calendar items
    on the PPC. I think it makes my WM5 device run slowly. So....I'd like to
    delete all but the most recent (about two weeks old) items from the PPC
    device, and then tell ActiveSync to not worry about what happens to stuff
    older than two weeks old. But....I want to keep ALL my calendar items intact
    on the PC, in Outlook. So, can I:

    1) Set AS to only synch up to 2 weeks ago, then...
    2) On the PPC, delete all calendar items older than 2 weeks old, then...
    3) Do an ActiveSync session, which will hopefully ignore all my items over 2
    weeks old.

    Hopefully, at #3 above, Outlook on the PC will NOT delete all the calendar
    items older than 2 weeks old. This would be because I set AS to the settings
    in #1, correct?

    Basically, I would only like the most recent calendar items on my PPC
    device, but I want ALL the calendar items to remain on the desktop Outlook.
    If someone can steer me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

    [email protected]
    [email protected], Jun 8, 2006
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  2. Fr@nk

    Rob Borek Guest

    I would not do #2 (you'll no doubt end up deleting them from the
    desktop computer), and #1 should delete the calendar items on the
    Pocket PC. If not, then delete the partnership and start over again,
    and when it asks tell it to delete everything on the device and grab
    everything from the PC.
    Rob Borek, Jun 8, 2006
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  3. OK, that makes sense. I'll probably just delete the partnership, re-connect,
    and set the options to only synch 2 weeks worth. If I do that, does
    ActiveSync keep all FUTURE events (unlimited into the future; not just two
    weeks) on the PPC? I would think this is obvious, but after all, it is a
    Microsoft product.

    Having said this stuff, can anyone tell me if keeping only recent past (two
    weeks, like I said) events will speed up the operation of the Calendar app
    on the PPC? Again, I have about 8 years worth of calendar items in there
    now. Yes, it's sluggish. Before I delete all those items (from the PPC only
    of course), I'd like some reassurance that I will actually notice a speed
    improvement on the device. Thanks for your help.

    [email protected]
    [email protected], Jun 9, 2006
  4. Fr@nk

    Rob Borek Guest

    If you tell it to replace everything on the device, the data in the
    device is wiped and the new data is downloaded to it.
    It would depend on the number of calendar entries, including the
    number of calendar entries per day and looking forward into the near
    future. I don't keep more than a few dozen calendar entries at a time,
    so I'm not the heaviest user of the calendar app.
    Rob Borek, Jun 10, 2006
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