I have been reading through these posts and haven't seen any discussion of Verizon wireless sync. This worked great for my Moto Q and allowed me to sync outlook email/calendar/contacts with outlook on my PC, WITHOUT actually connecting directly to the server. I need to keep my PC on and logged in, so I just lock it every night and I am fine (unless power goes off or some auto windows update installs and causes it to start a reboot).
So, I had an HTC Incredible for 6 days before I returned it because it couldn't hold a charge for more than 3 hours, and now am getting my Droid X delivered tomorrow. For the days I had the Incredible I had to use Touchdown to sync my outlook calendar/contacts with my google account, and had to set my emails to auto-forward to my gmail account. It worked fairly well, but of course any email replies i would send from my phone would come from my gmail account and would not sync to my account at work on my desktop. The IT department at work could have set it up so that the incredible would sync directly with the Exchange server, but they would have locked down my phone so that whenever i wanted to use it i would have to type in a crazy password that includes upper case/lower case/alpha/numerical. And I would have to change the password every 90 days. No thanks, hence the Companionlink solution.
The Verizon wireless sync application (www.wirelesssync.vzw.com) seems to be a great in-between solution. It syncs your stuff in almost real time but does it between your PC and your phone, keeping a firewall between your phone and the server. The IT guys are happy and so am I. Problem is that when you go to choose a phone to set up the wireless sync account, no Android phones are listed...mostly only stupid windows mobile phones.
So, here is my question. Does the X solve this problem, or am I back to using Companionlink? There is no way i am going to put in those crazy passwords i have to change every 90 days just to make a phone call or use an app...I see a co-worker do it with his iphone and it is a PIA. Any suggestions or pointers are appreciated, thanks.