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  • Blog Post: Improved Sync Framework 2.1 Documentation Released

    http://j.mp/9eWpJq We have improved the Sync Framework 2.1 documentation. This update includes new and better information in the following database synchronization topics: Provisioning Scopes Intercepting and changing data during synchronization Improvements to walkthroughs Deploying...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Sync Service Sample Available for Download

    The Windows Azure Sync Service Sample is a complete sample that shows you how to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an Internet connection. The sample uses Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 deployed to a Windows Azure Hosted Service, so your data extends even to users who have a poor or intermittent...
  • Blog Post: How to Sync Large SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

    Over the past few days I have seen a number of posts from people who have been looking to synchronize large databases to SQL Azure and have been having issues. In many of these posts, people have looked to use tools like SSIS, BCP and Sync Framework and have run into issues such as SQL Azure closing...
  • Blog Post: Sync Framework 2.1 Available for Download

    Sync Framework 2.1 is available for download . Sync Framework 2.1 includes all the great functionality of our 2.0 release, enhanced by several exciting new features and improvements. The most exciting of these lets you synchronize data stored in SQL Server or SQL Server Compact with SQL Azure in...
  • Blog Post: Data Sync Service - Registration

    Today we have opened up access to the Data Sync Service for SQL Azure CTP to all users. Previously, users who wanted to use the Data Sync Service to synchronize their SQL Azure databases were asked to register for access using a Live ID from which we slowly added users to the service in a controlled...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

    Just a quick update to let you know of a new blog post Wayne Berry of the SQL Azure team created for our new Data Sync Service for SQL Azure. I think it is a great overview of the service for anyone looking to get started with sharing data over multiple geographically distributed SQL Azure databases...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

    I am extremely happy to announce the public preview of our new Data Sync Service for SQL Azure . For those of you who have been following this blog, you might recall our Project “ Huron ”. In this project we talked about our vision of creating a Data Hub in the cloud to provide users with...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2010

    Just a quick post to let you know that a few of the engineers and I will be attending TechEd North America 2010 . This year we have a booth (look for the "SQL Azure Data Sync" banners) and a few sessions , including one I am presenting titled "Using Microsoft SQL Azure as a Datahub to Connect Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Sync Framework 1.0 SP1 Available for Download

    Go here to download: http://bit.ly/9zXmWN . For those of you using Sync Framework 1.0, we've just released a service pack that transitions the SQL Server Compact database provider to use a public-facing change tracking API that is new in SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2. In SQL Server Compact, the change...
  • Blog Post: Sending Email Notifications Using SQL Azure Data Sync

    I love to see when users take the products we have created and add extensions to it to suit their specific needs. Earlier this week I talked about how Hilton Giesenow's extended SQL Azure Data Sync to create a custom synchronization application using VB.NET to allow him to do custom conflict resolution...
  • Blog Post: How to Synchronize from SQL Azure to SQL Server using Visual Basic

    When we introduced SQL Azure Data Sync , one of the primary goals was to reduce the complexity of getting started with synchronization using the Sync Framework. Using the "SQL Azure Data Sync Tool for SQL Server" users can launch a wizard that configures synchronization from an existing SQL Server to...
  • Blog Post: Video - How Do I: Integrate an Existing Application With SQL Azure?

    Hilton Giesenow has created a short video webcast that demonstrates how to take an on-premises application and extend it to the cloud using SQL Azure and the Microsoft Sync Framework. As he points out, this gives "all the benefits of distributed, on-premises application databases AND hosted cloud-based...
  • Blog Post: New Code Sample: Database Sync - SQL Server and SQL Server Express

    With the recent release of Sync Framework 2.0, we have added the ability to target SQL Express on the client. For many developers, there are a handful of features such as stored procedures, XML support, and advanced profiling capabilities that are must-haves. For certain scenarios, these needs outweigh...
  • Blog Post: Looking Forward - Offline Capable Applications Using SilverLight and Sync Framework

    Right from the first release of Microsoft Sync Framework, one of the most common requests we have received is for the ability to take SilverLight applications offline, meaning that users can continue to access their applications and data regardless of connectivity to the backend web application. Using...
  • Blog Post: How to Synchronize Multiple Geographically Distributed SQL Server Databases using SQL Azure Data Sync

    Imagine that you want to have multiple copies of the same SQL Server databases located in different locations around the country or even around the world. Those SQL Server databases could exist in your headquarters, subsidiaries, retail stores, and even in your remote offices. Currently, to accomplish...
  • Blog Post: PDC Keynote Recording - Kelley Blue Book's use of SQL Azure Data Sync

    Last week at PDC we announced the availability of our first CTP of SQL Azure Data Sync . In the keynote, Andy Lapin of Kelley Blue Book explained how they keep their community databases up-to-date using this technolgy to synchronize data between their on-premises SQL Server and SQL Azure. The recording...
  • Blog Post: Announcing SQL Azure Data Sync (November CTP) Available for Download

    [Please note that this tool has been deprecated and is no longer available. Please use SQL Azure Data Sync. More details can be found here ] Today in the opening keynote at PDC we announced the availability of SQL Azure Data Sync – November CTP, an early preview open to the public through...
  • Blog Post: SQL Pass Conference & Synchronization to SQL Azure

    Yesterday was the first day of the SQL Server conference, SQL Pass , here in Seattle. It was a really exciting day for me because I had the opportunity to present our new synchronization capabilities to the cloud in the opening day keynote and in a subsequent session. We introduced the first piece...
  • Blog Post: New Sync Framework Samples

    We have lots of new samples on Sync Framework Code Gallery . These samples demonstrate some of the most important and exciting features of Sync Framework 2.0. If you are new to Sync Framework or are looking for ways to write code to solve your synchronization problems, chances are we have a sample that...
  • Blog Post: Sync Framework 2.0 Available for Download

    I am happy to announce the availability of Sync Framework 2.0 . Sync Framework 2.0 expands on the capabilities offered by Sync Framework 1.0: Adds features that cater to new scenarios or scenarios that were difficult to support. Reduces the amount of work required to develop providers. Supports...
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