Katmai is the code name of the next release of SQL Server slated for next year. Last week, CTP3 was released to public, more info here. The new features included in CTP3 are eye popping especially if you are in the sync space. You might think that Sync Services was the driver for many of these features, however, that is not true. CTP3 has new components that I think are very useful and will help developers build offline application faster. That’s not to say that there won’t be sync specific features coming up later on, but I will refrain from mentioning anything now and wait till things unfold. For now, let’s talk about CTP3 features:
Change Data Capture (CDC)
MERGE SQL Statement
There are more features in the CTP3, but I am only interested in those which make sync developers live easier. It seems to me that build up of features that are useful for developing sync application will make Katmai the best platform for authoring offline applications. Keep an eye on it!
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