Mark Scurrell, Program Manager on the WinFS Sync team has provided an overview on the WinFS blog of the functionality provided to allow applications to synchronize data between WinFS stores:

"For Beta 2 we have decided to focus on providing the peer-to-peer synchronization platform and will not provide any specific transport implementations. We have therefore modified Store Synchronizer so it requires a transport implementation. In the Beta 2 SDK we will of course provide sample code for a transport, guidance on how to build a transport, and reference material for the Store Synchronizer classes.

...My main goal with this article is to raise awareness of the set of synchronization services that WinFS provides to support peer-to-peer sync application development and also to highlight the flexibility we allow in terms of diverse sync scenarios, topologies and network configurations."

The full post is worth a read.

Alex Barnett,
Community Program Manager


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