Is there anyway to retain/easily transfer symbology from ESRI to Mapinfo? The only process I found was posted in 2010 - https://groups.google.com/group/mapinfo-l/browse_thread/thread/883223ff4ae56809 and it is rather convoluted and supposed to be unreliable.
ArcGIS 10 and Mapinfo 11 are the core programs.
This is related to Converting ArcGIS style (symbology) to font for MapInfo/OpenGeo? and Creating summary table of symbology of all datasets in multiple MXDs? as possible workarounds.