I was having trouble syncing my smart phone with Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC). It wouldn't sync giving me errors that "Notes" needed attention. I had no idea what that meant. Today, accidentally, I had Windows Outlook open when I tried to sync and *poof* it did the sync with no errors. No frustrating multiple tries to get the sync to start.

I disconnected my device and did a successful syn several times. It looks like the 'secret' was that I needed to have Outlook open when syncing! Yeah!

My phone: Windows Mobile 6.1, CE OS 5.2 19202 (Build 19202.1.0.0, Processor ARM920T S3C2442
WMDC version: 6.1.6965