Update May 2010: Google Sync now supports push email, not just calendar and contacts. More info

We have previously recommended Google Apps as a great solution for your business email needs.

Google Apps works great while you’re in the office, but what about when you’re on the road?

For years it’s been possible to access your Google apps email on your mobile device, but until now there hasn’t been an easy way to keep your calendar and contacts up to date on your computer and your mobile.

Google has recently announced a new featureĀ  – Google Sync:

Google Sync (beta) is now available, and allows two-way push sync of Google Calendar and Gmail contacts data to iPhone and Windows Mobile devices through ActiveSync. Two-way contacts sync is also available for devices that support SyncML.

This allows you to easily keep your mobile phone’s contacts and calendar up-to-date with your Google Apps calendar and contacts.

Need to schedule a new meeting while out of the office? Add the meeting to your phone’s calendar and it will automatically be added to your Google calendar.

Just added a new phone number to your mobile? It will now be available on your Google contacts when you return to your desk.

No longer is it necessary to maintain two separate address books and calendars.

More information on how to set this up on your mobile device is available here.