Microsoft just released SQL Server 2008 and with that we have also released the golden versions of Microsoft Sync Framework V1 and Sync Services for ADO.Net V2. With this release Sync services now is built on top of the Sync Framework and supports peer to peer synchronization in addition to hub-spoke topology.

Our Sync blog has a post detailing all new features that we have shipped in this release. Check it out.

With this release we also pleased to announce the stand alone availability of the Sync Framework and Sync Services installer. When SQL Server 2008 RC was released the framework and services were part of SQL server installer and we did not provide a standalone installer. Go grab the new bits from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C88BA2D1-CEF3-4149-B301-9B056E7FB1E6&displaylang=en. Now every one should be able to check out our DbSyncProvider hello world sample.

Happy synchronization.

Maheshwar Jayaraman