SimpleSYN Desktop version history

New Version 3.0 released 2/7/2013

  • NEW: Support of Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • NEW: Support of Outlook 2013 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • NEW: New User Interface and optimization for Windows 8
  • NEW: Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012
  • NEW: Support for fast user switching. SimpleSYN can now be used by more than one user simultaneously
  • NEW: Support for Microsoft terminal server
  • NEW: New network connection. The synchronization via the internet is now also possible if some intermediaries like ISPs, firewalls or routers are blocking protocols required by version 2.1
  • NEW: Optimized set-up
  • NEW: Optimized synchronization when using more than 10 clients
  • NEW: Enhanced duplicate finder
  • NEW: The new version is now based on .NET Framework 4
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

Version 2.1 (Build 4189) released 6/23/2011:
  • Solves a problem where SimpleSYN could reset its settings under certain conditions
  • Enhanced support for Exchange public folders
  • Enhanced support for Outlook 2010 (64bit)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements
Version 2.1 (Build 3936) released 10/16/2010:
  • NEW: Improved communication
    • The communication was reconfigured to the Windows Communication Foundation and the "Peer Name Resolution-Protocol (PNRP)"
  • NEW: Improved security
    • The communication is digitally encrypted with AES 256-Bit in the standard setting
  • NEW: Improved conflict resolution
  • NEW: Improved SimpleSYN client configuration
    • The configuration of the SimpleSYN client computer is now separated and automatically installed in the standard setup. That means Windows users are no longer required for individual synchronization settings
  • NEW: Improved user administration/assignment of user privileges
    • SimpleSYN does not only make use of the Windows/domain user, but also has its own internal user administration. This allows the assignment of user privileges to be quickly and easily realized by SimpleSYN users
  • NEW: Internet synchronization (only Business Version)
  • NEW: Filter function (only Business Version)
  • NEW: The synchronization can now be paused
  • NEW: The folders are now sorted alphabetically in the synchronization settings
  • NEW: The user interface has been visually improved
  • NEW: The documentation has been completely revised
  • NEW: Support of Outlook 2010 (32bit/64bit) 
  • The synchronization settings on the SimpleSYN clients are no longer deleted by locking the Outlook pst
  • Data files are now shown sorted in the synchronization settings
  • Improved recognition of duplicates
  • Improved allocation of items during the initial synchronization
  • Synchronization problems between exchange servers were rectified
  • Improved firewall check and approval under Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Several smaller bug fixes and optimizations
Version 2.0 (Build 3512) released 8/21/2009:
  • NEW: Windows7 is now supported
  • Better Unicode handling
  • Enhanced Windows Firewall detection
Version 2.0 (Build 3496) released 7/29/2009:
  • Enhanced support for long folder names, when using other encodings as Latin
  • Enhanced compatibility with some system tools, which are deleting temporary files
Version 2.0 (Build 3455) released 6/18/2009:
  • A rare problem when creating new Outlook folders is fixed
  • A compatibility problem between SimpleSYN and other Outlook add-ins is fixed
  • An error when exiting SimpleSYN while synchronizing is fixed
  • Several minor bug fixes and optimizations
Version 2.0 (Build 3434) released 5/28/2009:
  • NEW: SimpleSYN 2.0 does now include automatic updates
  • When switching the active Outlook profile, SimpleSYN has sometimes started to synchronize too many items again. This problem is fixed with this release
  • When synchronizing the folder which is used for deleted items, SimpleSYN stopped working. This folder can no longer be synchronized
  • SimpleSYN sometimes stopped working if an invalid target folder was specified. This problem is fixed now
  • Several minor bug fixes and optimizations
Version 2.0 (Build 3407) released 4/30/2009:
  • Problems with special characters like ‘/’ in folder names are fixed
  • Performance and memory usage optimized if a lot of folders are synchronized automatically
  • Performance optimization while synchronizing many similar items
  • Invalid Outlook profiles will not crash SimpleSYN anymore
  • None existing folders on the client side will now be created automatically while configuring a client
  • Minor optimization and bug fixes

New Version 2.0 released 3/27/2009

  • NEW: Intuitive user interface
  • NEW: Setup is carried out in a few steps through a configuration wizard
  • NEW: Improved system capacity, quick data adjustment
  • NEW: Different Outlook folders can get synchronized with several computers to exclude in that way certain items from the synchronization
  • NEW: Synchronization of several computers with individual synchronization setting
  • NEW: Extensive solutions for synchronization conflicts (manually, completely automatically)
  • NEW: Selection, which Outlook element should get synchronized
  • NEW: New security setup
  • NEW: With the version 2.0 an altered license and price model is getting introduced
  • NEW: New feature "Duplicate finder"
  • NEW: Better supports of Windows Vista

Version 1.3 (Build 5092) released 1/2/2007:
  • Under certain circumstances SimpleSYN.NET could prevent emails from being send if the outbox folder was opened
Version 1.3 (Build 5088) released 12/8/2006:
  • NEW: SimpleSYN.NET supports Microsoft Vista and Outlook 2007 now
Version 1.3 (Build 4466) released 10/23/2006:
  • NEW: New menu item in “SimpleSYN.NET > Tools > Repair Links” to manually update links to contact items inside another item
  • NEW: New menu item in “SimpleSYN.NET > Tools > Repair distribution list” to manually update links to contact items inside a distribution list
  • NEW: New folders for contact items are now automatically added to the address book
  • NEW: If you are upgrading from version 1.3 your settings will be kept. For upgrading from version 1.2 first uninstall SimpleSYN.NET from the control panel
  • SimpleSYN.NET displayed error messages in the tray area under certain circumstances. These errors are now solved
  • Under certain circumstances the content of some items was not synchronized, if the items were created by an external application which was not RTF aware
  • A very rare error during synchronization has been removed
  • Links to contact items inside another item are now automatically updated
  • Links to contact items in a distribution list are now automatically updated
Version 1.3 (Build 4202) released 8/10/2006:
  • Bug fix for SimpleSYN.NET under Windows 2000
Version 1.3 (Build 4186) released 8/1/2006:
  • NEW: The new version of SimpleSYN.NET is now based on .NET Framework 2.0
  • Performance improvement
  • Minor bug fixes
Version 1.2 (Build 2974) released 7/4/2006:
  • This release fixes problems between SimpleSYN.NET and other Outlook Add-ins based on Microsoft.NET

SimpleSYN Mobile version history

Version 2.6 (Build 12417) released 4/26/2024:
  • Fixes a compatibility issue with Samsung apps and improves the reliability of the synchronization in general.
Version 2.5 (Build 12321) released 3/22/2024:
  • Fixes an issue when moving an item from one folder to another. This also applies to deleting an item from an device.
Version 2.4 (Build 12214) released 2/14/2024:
  • Changes behavior in the event of potential conflicts. If an item is changed in Outlook, simultaneous changes are now still applied by the end device, as long as no synchronized data fields have been changed.
    For any other change, conflict resolution is left to the end device. As a rule, this means that the changes are copied from Outlook and changes to the end device are overwritten.
  • Changes the behavior when an device sends unexpected or additional data fields. This data will now be ignored and the synchronization will continue. Previously, the synchronization of the affected item was rejected with an error.
  • Fixes an error when synchronization reply-to email recipients in the x64 version.
  • Fixes a possible vulnerability in the SimpleSYN installer component.
  • Changes of the available CALs are now applied in a more timely manny, without the need of a manual activation.
  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations.
Version 2.3 (Build 11920) released 11/20/2023:
  • Fixes an issue that prevented a retrial period when upgrading from version 1 to version 2.
    If you have purchased a lifetime license for SimpleSYN v1, you can now test it again free of charge for a full 30 days after installing v2.
  • Deleting a device's sync status may only work if sync was manually disabled in advance.
  • The "Configuration" page has been improved when using a large number of user accounts.
Version 2.2 (Build 11818) released 10/18/2023:
  • When SimpleSYN Mobile and the sync process are running as administrator, the sync process was not detected as started. The status display of the end devices was also not available.
    Note: We recommend that you do not run SimpleSYN and Outlook as administrators for security reasons.
Version 2.1 (Build 11806) released 10/6/2023:
  • Addresses a compatibility issue that arises when using iOS 17, where certain appointments were displayed as meeting invitations instead of regular appointments.
    Note: If your appointments were erroneously synchronized, please disable calendar synchronization in your iOS device's account settings and then re-enable it.

New Version 2.0 released 9/8/2023

  • NEW: Version 2.0 is available to all subscription users at no extra cost. Users of the lifetime license of SimpleSYN Mobile 1.x are recommended to purchase an upgrade. If the current license is also valid for version 2, the new version will be installed automatically.
  • NEW: On the "Devices" page it is now shown whether a device is connected and synchronizing. The following states are distinguished:
    • 1. Offline: Device is not connected and there is no data available when the device was last connected. The icon of the device is grayed out.
    • 2. Online: It shows for several minutes that a device is connected or has been recently. The device's icon is displayed in blue, but changes to gray after 30 seconds.
    • 3. Sync: While data is being transferred, the device icon is displayed in blue and with a sync animation.
    • 4. Push Sync: If a device is connected and has activated push synchronization, the device icon is displayed in green.
    • In addition to the different device icons and colors, a text with identical status information is displayed.
  • NEW: Displays detailed messages about the status of the connection and error messages under "Information".
  • NEW: Birthdays from contacts can be skipped when synchronizing the calendar. This prevents the birthdays from being duplicated in iOS and other calendar apps.
  • NEW: Contains the Outlook add-in known from SimpleSYN with additional functions:
    • Restore Deleted Items: Allows you to restore items that were deleted during synchronization.
    • Find duplicates: Searches an Outlook folder for duplicates and similar items and allows you to quickly clean up found duplicates.
  • NEW: The synchronization status of devices can be deleted.
  • Improved: Deleted items backed up during synchronization can be automatically deleted after a configurable period of time.
  • Improved: The options on the configuration page have been better arranged.
  • Improved: Allows to start without user login and without specifying a Windows password.
  • Improved: The configuration of the advanced options now directly shows the required changes to the Windows configuration. The adjustments can be made quickly with one click.
  • Improved: The status display of the synchronized data can be sorted.
  • Improved: The icon in the notification area is now also displayed in gray if the connection to the central servers does not exist. Previously, it only represented whether the sync process was executed.
  • Improved: Outlook no longer needs to be started to send e-mails so that e-mails can be sent immediately. Note: This requires the use of the default Outlook profile.
  • Improved: Performance has been optimized in many places.
  • Improved: A link to the privacy policy has been added under "Information".
  • Improved: Allows you to disable hardware acceleration of the UI, either via a setting under "advanced options" or via the command line parameter "/rendermode softwareonly". This makes it possible to circumvent display problems on some systems, especially when accessed via remote maintenance software.
  • Improved: Deleted folders no longer appear under "Devices".
  • Improved: The product ID in the "About" dialog can now be copied.
  • Improved: When creating error reports, the path can now be copied.
  • Many more bug fixes and optimizations.

Version 1.8 (Build 11806) released 10/6/2023:
  • Addresses a compatibility issue that arises when using iOS 17, where certain appointments were displayed as meeting invitations instead of regular appointments.
    Note: If your appointments were erroneously synchronized, please disable calendar synchronization in your iOS device's account settings and then re-enable it.
  • Fixes issues when synchronizing SMIME signed emails. Signed emails were not shown correctly and attachments were missing.
Version 1.7 (Build 11506) released 7/10/2023:
  • Fixes an error when replying or forwarding an email. If the replied or forwarded email contained an invalid HTML body, the new email failed to be sent.
Version 1.6 (Build 11402) released 6/19/2023:
  • Existing meeting invitations in a calendar folder that is not the default calendar can now be answered. Note: If an meeting invitation is received by email, the default calendar must also be selected for synchronization. Otherwise, an error message will appear on the device when answering meeting requests.
  • New major versions can be installed from within the program in the future, provided that the license is valid for the newer version (e.g. subscription).
Version 1.5 (Build 11203) released 4/3/2023:
  • Fixes a bug when synchronizing birthdays and anniversaries. Birthdays might appear one day shifted in Android if the synced contact was from a address or from an Exchange server.
  • When synchronizing birthdays, any assigned appointments in the calendar are updated correctly.
  • A contact's display name or subject was not always updated when changes were synchronized.
  • The "postal code" field in the postal address has not been updated correctly. However, this field is not visible in Outlook.
  • Minor optimizations.
Version 1.4 (Build 11107) released 3/8/2023:
  • Fixes a bug that prevented the creation or modification of subfolders in default folders.
  • Emails were not synchronized correctly if they contained invalid "From" or "Sender" properties.
  • If a device requests an invalid body format of an element, the body is now marked as truncated.
  • If an email contains only Exchange server addresses, an attempt is made to determine the corresponding SMTP address from the address book. Previously, these emails were not fully synchronized.
  • Allows storing invalid email addresses in contacts.
  • Improves performance when synchronizing data within an IMAP account.
  • Fixes a bug that caused the UI to hang when canceling an update download.
  • Minor fixes and optimizations.
Version 1.3 (Build 11009) released 2/9/2023:
  • Fixes an error when synchronizing recurring appointments. If the device has sent an end date for a recurring appointment, the duration of the appointment series may not have been updated correctly.
  • If the time zone of a recurring appointment was changed on the device, an error occurred and the changes were not synchronized.
  • Recurring appointments with an invalid end date in the recurring appointment settings were ignored. The end date is now corrected and the appointment is synchronized.
  • Fixes an error in synchronizing email recipients when Outlook account settings cannot be retrieved.
  • Fixes an error that caused the internal email addresses to change unintentionally.
  • Advanced options might not have been saved if the "Enable HTTP or HTTPS service" setting was changed.
  • Other minor bug fixes.
Version 1.2 (Build 10816) released 1/12/2023:
  • Fixes an issue where some Outlook folders may not be displayed on the device.
    Note: If some folders are still missing from your device after installing this update, remove the SimpleSYN Mobile account from the device and set it up again.
Version 1.1 (Build 10726) released 11/28/2022:
  • Fixes a problem with automatic program updates.