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  • Blog Post: New service update available for SQL Data Sync!

    While it has been 3+ years since we last announced an update to SQL Data Sync service, we have been continuously deploying updates to the backend service to address top customer issues. We are listening to your feedback, and today we are happy to announce the latest update which includes both service...
  • Blog Post: Synchronization Services for ADO .NET for Devices: Improving performance by skipping tables that don’t need synchronization

    Performance is an important factor when you synchronize databases that consist of large number of tables. One way to improve performance is to identify tables that have no data to synchronize and exclude them from the synchronization process. SqlCeClientProvider performs some processing for every...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2

    I am extremely happy to announce the availability of Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2 . 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...
  • Blog Post: New Webcast Video - Drill Down Into the Next Release of the Microsoft Sync Framework

    We recently had a chance to record an MSDN webcast describing a handful of the new features that will ship in the next CTP of Sync Framework v2. This particular session focuses primarily on those features we have built related to our offline and collaboration database scenarios. Please register at the...
  • Blog Post: Project "Huron" - Early Adopter Program

    I wanted to give an update on our Project "Huron" . For those new to it, this is an incubation project that we have been working on for some time to provide database "friction free" (this is a one fo those Microsoft terms that basically means simple to setup :-)) synchronization capabilities to the Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Custom Conflict Resolution Survey

    We are considering making some changes to the patterns currently leveraged to apply custom conflict resolution policies and business logic. During our design discussions a handful of questions came up, so we thought it would be best to post them on our blog in an effort to collect feedback. Please provide...
  • Blog Post: What's New with Sync Framework

    As a friend pointed out to me a few days ago, I have not provided much of an update on what is going on here in the Sync Framework team since last November. I think sometimes when I am so heads down on a product I can occasionally forget to give you an update on where we are. So I thought I would take...
  • Blog Post: Now Available - Sync Services for ADO.NET on Windows Mobile (Devices)

    We are now announcing the availability of v1.0 Service Pack 1 of Sync Services for ADO.NET on Devices (Windows Mobile). "Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 provides the ability to synchronize data from disparate sources. Rather than simply replicating a database and its schema,...
  • Blog Post: 2 New Sync Samples - Download Only & Adapter Builder

    We have just posted the following two new samples to the Sync Code Gallery today for Sync Services for ADO.NET v2: Download Only Sync This sample demonstrates two-tier download-only synchronization using Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0. The sample solution is composed of two projects: Client...
  • Blog Post: Sync Case Study - ServiceU Corporation & Event Management

    One of the best parts about getting our first version of Sync Framework out the door is that we can now start talking about some of the customers we have been working with over the past few months and some of the great solutions that they are building. Beyond the customers I mentioned earlier ( SmugMug...
  • Blog Post: Top New Features in Sync Services for ADO.NET v2

    Today’s release of Microsoft Sync Framework includes the latest version of Sync Services for ADO.NET. A great deal of work has gone into this release and I thought I would take some time to point out some of the top new features in version 2 since our previous release. Peer-to-peer synchronization...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Availability of Sync Framework v1 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2

    I am happy to announce the general availability of Sync Framework v1 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2. As of today you can download the Sync Framework SDK in 11 languages including Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish...
  • Blog Post: Using SQL Server 2008 Integrated Change Tracking to Optimize Data Synchronization

    I thought I would take the chance to talk to you a little bit about a major enhancements we have made with synchronization in SQL Server 2008. The feature I am referrring to is called SQL Server 2008 Integrated Change Tracking . The idea behind this feature is that it enables SQL Server to track data...
  • Blog Post: Sample - SQL Express Client Synchronization using Sync Services for ADO.NET

    We have just posted a new sync sample to our Code Gallery that demonstrates how to enable offline data collection applications to synchronize a SQL Express client database to another SQL Server database using the Synchronization Services for ADO.NET library. In this scenario, SQL Express client databases...
  • Blog Post: Extending Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Sync Designer to Support Bi-Directional Synchronization

    The following is an excerpt from the documentation updates that will be occurring for Visual Studio 2008 sp1. We have decided to post this content early due to the significant amount of interest expressed around this particular topic. Specifically, this section describes how one would go about extending...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Sync Framework v1.0 RC0 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 RC0 [Updated]

    With the completion of TechEd 2008 for Developer we have one last big announcement to make. A Release Candidate (RC0) of Sync Framework v1.0 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 for Desktops and Servers is now available. These components can be found as a top level feature within SQL Server 2008 RC0. RC0...
  • Blog Post: How to Choose a Data Synchronization Solution for Offline and Collaboration

    One question that occasionally comes up from users relates to the differences between the various Microsoft Data Synchronization technologies. As many of you know, there are multiple sync solutions available from Microsoft. These include solutions optimized for near-real-time data synchronization, offline...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Development using the Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008

    The Microsoft mobility team has just released a new mobile development platform to help build Line of Business (LOB) applications for the Windows Mobile platform. The Release to Web (RTW) version can be downloaded at the Microsoft Download Center . Some of the key features include: Adapt your App...
  • Blog Post: Sync Services for ADO.NET on Windows Mobile - CTP1 Now Available for Download

    Wow, what a day for sync. First we released CTP2 of the Microsoft Sync Framework and now the much anticipated first CTP release of Sync Services for ADO.NET for Devices supporting Windows Mobile . As many of you know, Sync Services for ADO.NET is part of the Microsoft Sync Framework family of synchronization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sync Framework CTP2 - Now Available for Download

    I am happy to announce that the Microsoft Sync Framework CTP2 is now available for download from the Download Center . Included in this download is CTP2 of Sync Services for ADO.NET. The CTP2 reflects the final API changes that will be use in the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) release and has greatly...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sync Framework & Sync Services for ADO.NET Video Webcasts

    I wanted to point you to some video webcasts on the Microsoft Sync Framework and Sync Services for ADO.NET which are now available for download. If you would like to watch them online, you can alternatively go to our Sync Developer Page and click on the appropriate videos. Introduction to Microsoft...
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