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    Windows Azure Sync Service Sample Available for Download

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    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...
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    How to Sync Large SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

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    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...
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    Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1

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    I have just posted a webcast entitled "Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1 ". This is part 2 to my original webcast where I showed how to use the Sync Framework to synchronize between an on-premises SQL Server database and...
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    SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization using Sync Framework 2.1

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    I have just posted a webcast to Channel 9 that shows you how to extend the capabilities of SQL Azure Data Sync by writing a custom sync applications to enable bi-directional data synchronization between SQL Server and SQL Azure. This enables you to add...
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    Sync Framework 2.1 Available for Download

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    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...
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    Try SQL Azure Data Sync Service with a Free SQL Azure Database

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    Although the SQL Azure Data Sync Service is currently free, it does require you to have at least two SQL Azure databases to sync your data with. Until now, there was no free version of SQL Azure to allow you to get started. That has now changed as Windows...
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    Data Sync Service - Registration

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    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...
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    Using Project "Houston" to help with SQL Azure Data Sync Management

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    Today the SQL Azure team released CTP1 of Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” on SQL Azure Labs . This is a new web based tool hosted in Windows Azure that can be used to manage your SQL Azure database. In the past the primary mechanism...
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    Introduction to Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

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    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...
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    Introducing Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

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    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...
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    TechEd North America 2010

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    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...
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    Sync Framework 1.0 SP1 Available for Download

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    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...
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    SyncToy - PC Magazine Best Free Software of 2010

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    I was pleased this morning to read that SyncToy 2.1 made it to PC Magazine list of " Best Free Software for 2010 ". According to the article: “What Microsoft once called a "powertoy" is now a great folder-to-folder synchronization tool. It's great...
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    Initiating Sync to SQL Azure using SQL

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    For those of you who have tried SQL Azure Data Sync you likely know that the way that we execute synchronization from SQL Server to SQL Azure is through the use of SQL Agent. One of the handy parts of SQL Agent is the ability to schedule synchronization...
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    Webcast - Building Offline Web Apps Using Microsoft Sync Framework

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    This week a number of the people from our team are at the MIX conference in Las Vegas. Yesterday, Mike Clark (the Group Manager for our team) presented a session to kick off the conference on the topic of building offline web applications. In this session...
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    My Great Sync Idea

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    We have created a new website to allow you to submit and vote on ideas for new sync features as they relate to sync. You can find the site here: http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com/forums/44459-sql-azure-data-sync-feature-voting We would love to...
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    Organize Yourself at MIX10 Using MIX10 Session Planner (Beta)

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    Attending MIX10? Use MIX10 Session Planner (Beta) ( http://live.visitmix.com/syncclient ) to browse sessions, workshops, and speakers, and organize your personal schedule for the conference. MIX10 Session Planner (Beta) uses Microsoft Silverlight together...
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    Sending Email Notifications Using SQL Azure Data Sync

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    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...
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    How to Synchronize from SQL Azure to SQL Server using Visual Basic

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    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...
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    New Case Study – GoGrid and Blue Star Infotech

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    We recently added a new case study of a solution built by GoGrid on the Windows Azure platform to allow customers to develop, test, deploy, and back up Windows Azure applications. GoGrid partnered with Blue Star Infotech , a global provider of IT and...
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    Video - How Do I: Integrate an Existing Application With SQL Azure?

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    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...
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    Using the Sync Framework from PowerShell

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    I wanted to point you to a great blog post that Steven Murawski wrote on how to use PowerShell along with the Microsoft Sync Framework. In the post he shows how he used PowerShell to create an "exploratory environment" for testing Sync Framework and he...
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    New Code Sample: Database Sync - SQL Server and SQL Server Express

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    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...
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    New Release: Database Sync - Oracle and SQL Compact

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    http://bit.ly/5uVf2Y Openness is an important aspect of the Sync Framework and one of our jobs is to knock down as many walls as possible, empowering developers to synchronize data between any two stores. We would love for you to use the Sync Framework...
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    Looking Forward - Offline Capable Applications Using SilverLight and Sync Framework

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    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...
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