updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri July 16, 2010
MobileMe Control Panel v1.6.1 available now
Apple has updated its MobileMe Calendar beta, adding support for Outlook calendars for Windows users. Using the new MobileMe Control Panel v1.6.1, beta users can view and edit MobileMe calendars from within Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010. Users who also sync Outlook to an Exchange Server should not have issues, as the data for Exchange and MobileMe are kept separate and can be viewed side-by-side on iPhones, iPads, Macs or PCs.
Support for push calendars and accessing a calendar over a proxy server have yet to be instituted for the beta. The update features a redesigned interface, along with sharing capabilities for family and friends. It can publish group or team calendars and works with calendar apps on the iPhone, iPad, the iPod touch and Macs or Windows machines.
The control panel requires Outlook 2007 or 2010 and Windows 7 or Vista. Also required are iTunes 9.2 and a MobileMe account.