Kies 3 update
There is now an update to Kies, the PC connection to the Note 3, and 'Kies 3 beta' has now become 'Kies 3' (v3.1.13103_22).
As many have already discovered the Galaxy Note 3 refuses to work with v2.6 and requests upgrade to v3 of Kies.
This can be installed from your existing version of Kies or downloaded from the support section of Samsung national websites.
Of interest the splash screen states the backup to computer will now become be faster and will offer enhanced way to backup your Note 3.
On the downside, the Sync tab which was in Kies v2.6 was not been restored to Kies v3 beta, and neither to Kies 3.
Customer Campaign for Return of the Sync Tab
The Senior Customer Support team in the US say they believe the Sync Tab will be restored by Samsung to Kies, as do the UK Senior Customer Support team, however they both suggest the more tickets from customers they have on this issue then the faster Samsung Korea will arrange to the priority to restore it to Kies.
It would be very helpful if those affected by the missing 'Sync' tab, which allowed connectivity by USB cable to the Microsoft Outlook PIM components with the Galaxy Note would raise this as an issue with their own countries national Samsung customer support desk, as this feedback is the only way Samsung will be motivated to put it back into Kies.
Yes, before workarounds are suggested, we are aware there are various workarounds to the missing Sync Tab, but many users still find using a Desktop Cradle with USB cable attatched to the computer is easiest way to manage synchronization with the PIM features of MS Outlook.