I noticed that the sync has not been working correctly and does not download my display name, user status or any profile pictures from myself or my contacts and shows disabled.
I am not using an @hotmail/live.com address rather my own (@osnn.net so not affiliated with MS in that way) but I don't think that should matter, I have worked hard since installing this the first time and deleted many stupid contacts narrowing the list to 35 so timing out can't really be an issue.
I have tried on GPRS/3G as well as directly connected to my PC (fails the sync faster too)
There does not seem to be a problem with my live account and it works flawlessly on several machines, although admittidly all running WML 8.1, maybe I should check out a version that is older and see if it throws a fit.
I did get my hands on the software by other means, but I did apply to the beta in January (amusingly before I had a smartphone) so I have mailed them to ask why I am still pending and that my main reason to access the beta was to get support via the newsgroups.
Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Hopefully its server side and will be resolved soon. Formatted or reset my phone several times now and its just the weird obsessive compulsive side that wants this working properly.