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Briefly: "Teams" in Leopard, Mac Pro, Photo Booth

Apple on one of its Web sites has revealed plans to include a web-based calendar client with Leopard. Meanwhile, some new Mac Pro information is trickling in. And Apple has expanded its online Leopard preview with more details on the next-generation of iCal and Photo Booth.

Apple Teams

Over the last couple of days, about a half dozen readers have pointed out this Calendar Server compatibility page at Apple's new open source Mac OS Forge development community Web site. Amongst the listed products that are compatible with Leopard Server's new Calendar Server are "Apple's iCal" and "Apple's Teams."

"Teams is a feature of Mac OS X Server, slated for Leopard (10.5)," reads a brief description. "Among its features, it includes a web-based calendar client which works with the Calendar Server."

Mac Pro

Several readers have also begun to receive their new Mac Pros, however those who have configured their orders with the optional AirPort Extreme wireless card are being quoted wait times of between 2 and 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, Apple has posted a Mac Pro developer note which includes a block diagram of the computer's new Intel architecture. It also reveals that the first Mac Pros are recognized by the identifier string "MacPro1,1."

iCal and Photo Booth 2.0 features added

Over at Apple.com, some new information appears to be turning up on what Leopard holds for iCal and Photo Booth.

On iCal:

"Make things happen with group scheduling in iCal for Leopard. Forget the guesswork and send meeting or activity invitations when you know people can attend. With iCal, you can view attendees’ availability before you schedule a meeting. Of course, if you’d rather let iCal do the legwork for you, a new Auto Schedule feature finds the best time for everyone."

"iCal for Leopard introduces a new way to share the files and information you need to carry off a successful meeting or event. With the event dropbox, anyone attending an event can share documents, contacts — even video — by simply dragging them into an event. Not using a iCal to schedule your event? You can still stay organized by dropping files into your events and sharing them by sending invitations that contain your dropbox contents."

On Photo Booth:

"Say cheese. Photo Booth is the easy way to take fun self portraits. Just choose an effect, pick a backdrop, and mug for the camera. From there, you can share via friendly integration with iChat and iPhoto."

Apple is also offering a rundown of new features in Xcode 3.0.