Well, I am back as married man … yes I know I joined the club now so I will quit making jokes :( Thanks a lot for the many best wishes I got from the blog fans .. It is good to feel supported at these times :)

Back to business, as you know I am going to Vegas next month for DevConnections conference. I’ve booked my flight, hotel and everything I need. It is going to be a lot of fun. So if you are going then make sure to stop by and say hello. If you are interesting in synchronization technologies or you are building offline or sharing application then be ready to be blown away, seriously!

Below is the list of sessions that focuses on sync and related technologies. I won’t be speaking in the conf but will hang out in these sessions and will be available to answer your questions ...

VDM305: Introduction to Microsoft Sync Framework – Synchronization Framework for enabling roaming, offline, and collaboration across devices, services and applications
Time: Tuesday Nov 6 at 2:15
Track: VS/Data Access
Speaker: Lev Novik, Architect, Data Replication and Synchronization

In this session we will introduce Microsoft Sync Framework.  Attendees will learn about the capabilities of the sync platform and see a demonstration of multi-master synchronization across devices and services. We will use this demonstration to guide our walk through of the key components involved in building an application using Microsoft Sync Framework.  Finally we will provide a glimpse into upcoming MS products which will ship with out of the box support for Microsoft Sync Framework.

VDM306: Implementing solutions that leverage Microsoft Sync Framework to provide synchronization capabilities across devices, services and applications
Time: Tuesday Nov 6 at 4:00
Track: VS/Data Access
Speaker: Lev Novik, Architect, Data Replication and Synchronization

This session will focus on the steps a developer needs to take to incorporate synchronization into their application or services. First we will demonstrate how an existing line of business application can easily add synchronization support to allow users to work offline.  Next we will describe the steps involved in building a service which exposes synchronization over SSE using Microsoft Sync Framework.  We will briefly describe how support for Microsoft Sync Framework has been added for applications or services using file system or Microsoft SQL Server.

VDM301: Optimizing Online, Enabling Offline with SQL Server Compact and Sync Services for ADO.NET
Time: Tuesday Nov 6 at 4:00
Track: VS/Data Access
Speaker: Sean Kelley, Program Manager, Data Replication and Synchronization

With Microsoft SQL Server Compact, developers can now easily cache data on the client in a compact, yet capable, transactional, queryable document-like database format.  To maintain the cache, Sync Services for ADO.NET enables developers to easily cache data directly or over services using WCF. Visual Studio codename “Orcas” delivers new integrated, developer-oriented sync designers making caching an easy task to increase user productivity, decrease the server workload, and simplify data access. In addition to caching, you can use Sync Services for ADO.NET to enable full offline scenarios as well. Find out what SQL Server Compact and Sync Services for ADO.NET have to offer for the “edge of the network” clients.

VDM308: The future of Sync Services for ADO.NET: Best on Katmai and the Peer to Peer Provider
Time: Thursday Nov 8 at 2:00
Track: VS/Data Access
Speaker: Sean Kelley, Program Manager, Data Replication and Synchronization

This session will focus on the enhancements being made to Sync Services for ADO.NET.  First, we will discuss how Sync Services for ADO.NET is being integrated with SQL Server Change Tracking to increase developer productivity by providing integrated change tracking and conflict detection and subsequently decreasing the barrier to entry associated with implementing 2-way synchronization.   In addition, this session will discuss the performance gains associated with leveraging change tracking to support scenarios with a large number of client nodes.  Finally, this session will discuss how Sync Services for ADO.NET has been built on top of the sync platform currently referred to as Microsoft Sync Framework.  Among other things, this platform has allowed us to extend Sync Services for ADO.NET beyond the traditional hub-spoke topology to support peer-to-peer synchronization.

 

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