I am upgrading from MobileMe to iCloud in windows 7, w/ MobileMe I sync with my Windows contacts not with Outlook contacts (I can't stand bloated outlook app). I don't see this option in iCloud - does this mean Apple is not supporting syncing iCloud with Windows Contacts? If so I am very disappointed in Apple.
You're correct, Outlook is the only supported client for Windows, and I agree with your assesment of Outlook. There is an usupported alternative in eMClient, which does look a lot like Outlook but is simpler and snappier.
Setup is manual, mail is easy as are contacts and calendars, if you want to try it post back and I'll look for the server address information.
Csound1, thanks for the response. How lame of apple to do this. Also seems like can only sync bookmarks with IE and not safari anymore? Very unconsiderate to remove functionality when supposedly enhancing a service.
Are there any 3rd party tools to sync iPhone contacts? Double whammy is that not only does Apple not implement things but they restrict developers so we can't do much...