sync public folders ... is it possible?

is there a possibility to sync the publc folder contacts list with a pocket pc via activesync, without any 3rd party product?
all other folders sync fine but I can't find an option to sync the public folders....
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suppsawsAsked:
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SembeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not without a third party product.
Microsoft would like to see Public Folders die, they have a dislike for them, but they refuse to go away.

Simon.
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kjanickeCommented:
But public folders is so handy when you don't have SharePoint.
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suppsawsAuthor Commented:
damn microsoft, why do they do that :/
I only needed the public contacts to be synched ... :(
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SembeeCommented:
Microsoft want everyone on sharepoint. That has been the stated aim for quite some time. They tried very hard to kill off Public Folders with Exchange 2007 and if you don't select the right options when installing Exchange 2007 you don't get public folders.

The fact that you cannot do a mail enabled folder with sharepoint seems to have missed Microsoft completely. You ask them about it and you get an odd silence.

Simon.
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kjanickeCommented:
Well ... here may be a place to start looking for third parties tools.

http://www.bluechillies.com/list.html?k=sync+public+folder+to+pda
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suppsawsAuthor Commented:
MS can really get on my nerves sometimes ....
Clients just don't want to pay again for a third party program when they already invested all the money on exchange ... :/
they can't upgrade to exchange 2007 too because this is sbs :/
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