For those looking for an alternative to hosted Exchange, Apple just launched MobileMe ( Me.com ) and it looks like a very good alternative. It syncs your Outlook / Mac PIM data to the MobileMe service for syncing with other PCs or Macs. This is not a Mac only solution.
Now your email, contacts, calendars can get synced across multiple devices for just $99 per year or $149 for a family account. Check it out and report back. I’m aware of at least one reader who will be doing a comparison for us of hosted Exchange and MobileMe.
Update: Well, that didn’t last too long. MobileMe is currently down. Check back later if you were having trouble accessing it.
Thanks for the heads up, Engadget