If you are going to TechEd this year, don’t miss the synchronization services presentation and hands-on lab. This is a great opportunity to get into the sync space which is expanding rather rapidly with special focus on building offline applications. You can find the full list of session and tracks on http://www.virtualteched.com/; below are the sync services sessions: 

DAT14-TLC - Building Smart Client Applications Using Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET
Track(s): Database Development and Administration, Developer Tools and Technologies, Mobility
Speaker(s): Vijay Tandra Sistla
Even in an increasingly connected world, offline applications are a necessity. Learn how you can build offline smart client applications in a RAD way that synchronizes a backend database with a local Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition store using the Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET.

DAT04-HOL - Learn How to Build Occasionally Connected Applications
Track(s): Database Development and Administration
Level: 300
Explore how you can build offline smart client applications in a RAD way that synchronizes backend database with a local Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition store using the Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET. The lab walks you through the Microsoft Visual Studio Designer to help build a two-tier application and N-tier application that incrementally downloads data that can be cached on a SQL Server Compact Edition store. You can also explore how to perform bidirectional synchronization with conflict detection using these synchronization components.

 

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