Reyna, a Program Manager at Microsoft, ran across a post from a few months ago lamenting the fact that SyncToy doesn’t work with Windows Vista and provides this update:
We are planning another version of SyncToy for release some time this fall and it will have Vista support (and it won’t require running it as administrator). Our 3 person team is also working on other projects, so thank you for your patience!
That’s really great news, especially in light of this week’s decision to chop PC-to-PC Sync out of Windows Vista. Now if they can figure a way to make SyncToy and FolderShare work in harmony, I’ll be really, really happy.
Reyna’s comment also illustrates a point I make regularly: Microsoft doesn’t have unlimited development resources (all the cash in the world won’t buy you great coders).