We told you before that AstraSync had a public beta of v4.2 which has now graduated out of beta. The new version brings loads of updates that are free for current users. In case you don’t know AstraSync is a Exchange ActiveSync solution that gives you PIM synchronization as an alternative to a BES server implementation. This version 4.2 brings the following major improvements over version 4.1:
Device Alert Profile Integration with Monitor – AstraSync now works with Monitor (A new monitoring program for BlackBerry) to give closer integration with the device OS. Providing better network availability awareness, faster performance and integrated device profile alerts for new messages including;
- Status bar unread count
- Icon notification ‘Splat’
- LED notification
- Device audio profile integrated alerts
Create Meeting Requests – You can now create a new meeting request and send it to the attendees direct from AstraSync.
Email Content Encryption – Email message data is now encrypted on the device, providing greater security should your device be lost or stolen.
Kinetic Scrolling – message lists in AstraSync now support kinetic scrolling to make navigating large folders faster and easier.
Message Store – AstraSync 4.2 includes a completely new message store system providing faster access to messages while taking up less device memory.
Power User Options – More performance settings have been added for power users including control of Direct Push behavior, email truncation size, PIM status checks and AutoDiscover.