iCloud Control Panel for Windows now available

Apple has released its iCloud Control Panel app for Microsoft Windows computers. The iCloud Control Panel is required to enable iCloud on your Windows PC and provides access to Photo Stream, Contacts, Calendars Bookmarks and Mail.

It is quite a large download, coming in at just under 40MB.

Source: Apple

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iCloud Control Panel for Windows now available


I have it installed but iCloud won't upload my default Calendar. There really aren't any options so I don't know what to do. It will see any Calendar I create, but not my current Outlook Calendar...

on your idevice go to icloud. if it is off then turn it on and let it merge info. after a few moments you can see the uploaded data. if it is already on in the idevice then turn it off and then on again andt it will askyou to merge.

how do i create an iCloud account, my ipad 2 is being updagted to iOS5 as we speak so i cannot do it on there yet, i was just wondering if there was a way to do it on my PC, because i downloaded the control panel fow windows and went to sign in but it said this is a valid aple id but its not an icloud account.
anyone else having this problem?

If icloud stores my photos who else can see it? Can I configure icloud just for my apps an keep my photos and music secret? Or is it all or nothing?

Ok, maybe this is a lame question but here goes. If contact and calendar streaming requires Outlook 2007 doesn't that imply that there is an Exchange server somewhere? And if you have access to an exchange server doesn't the built-in ActiveSync technology already sync those items to all devices? I've had email/calendar/contact sync between my iPhone, MacBook Pro and Dell desktop machine (at work) for years.
So other than photostream, what does iCloud do that I already can't do through Exchange? What would make iCloud preferable over exchange? And most importantly, what kind of sync hell will I get dropped into if I"m using ActiveSync and iCloud at the same time?

Has anybody else had problems connection to the iCloud Control Panel the first time? No matter what computer (home or office) or what ID I use (created an new one to test), I get "You can't sign in because of a server error."

Hey, I guess Apple is fixing iCloud Control Panel for Windows, because the link is now corrupted. Did anyone got it working good?

This is how you fixed the login issue with iCloud as it fixed my problem.
1. Start, Run, CMD
2. Type in "services.msc"
3. Find "Bonjour Service" and click on Stop, then Start again.
4. Now, it will allow you to log into iCloud

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