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    Sync Designer in VS2008 SP1

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    I am sure you already know that SP1 Beta for Visual Studio 2008 is available to download . There are plenty of enhancements that I am sure the VS folks are covering all over the net with different blogs. As a sync guy, I am on the lookout for everything...
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    Metadata is the Hart and Sole of Peer Sync

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    Occasionally, I receive questions about using SQL Change Tracking with PeerSyncProvider. People who examine SQL Change Tracking in preview version of SQL Server 2008 have become fans rather quickly and see the value of using it. Using change tracking...
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    HTML5 - The Offline Web

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    We hear every day that more and more people are coming online with high speed internet connections, WiFi hotspots are increasingly popular and getting faster, unlimited mobile data plan are cheaper than ever and the reception is better than ever. Everyone...
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    The Mesh – A New Synchronization Backbone

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    A lot of excitement about the announcement of Live Mesh this week. It is interesting to see this collection of services put together tying user content, devices, and social circle together in a web enabled experience. My favorite part is the news pane...
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    New Release: Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008

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    Rob Tiffany, the mobile accelerator guy , just announced the new release of Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008 . It a collection of windows mobile centric samples that showcase different new technologies and help developers greatly...
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    MIX08 – Unified Web Platform in the Making

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    Apart from MIX08 big announcements about Silverlight 2.0, Silverlight for mobile and IE 8.0, there were an interesting collection of announcements that if you put them together a picture of a unified API layer on top of Windows Live services will emerge...
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    It is about time: Sync Services for Windows Mobile

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    I remember the very beginnings when Sync Services came along and I started blogging that people asked to have the runtime works on mobile devices. That is a reasonable and expected request. After all, mobile devices are the true occasionally connected...
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    Unleash the power of Peer Sync Provider

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    The term 'peer' or more commonly 'peer to peer' leads people to think about sharing and collaboration scenarios. That's good. One of the most common peer to peer applications that quickly jumps to mind is file sharing which became rather popular in the...
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    The MIX08 Factor

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    I am not going to miss MIX this year, period. Last year, MIX07 was a phenomenal event. Unfortunately, I did not get to attend. I kept following the announcements every day and watched some of the really good recorded sessions as they became available...
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    SQL Server Change Tracking vs min_active_rowversion()

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    In a bit old post I wrote about min_active_rowversion() as the best way to get the new anchor showing you that @@DBTS has its flaws and thus should be avoided. Min_active_rowversion() was introduced in SP2 for SQL Server 2005. If you have code that still...
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    Opportunity Knocks

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    This blog has been phenomenal. Through it I was introduced to so many of you whom I have corresponded with for building sync solutions. Now it is time for me to invite you to work with me in my new tenure at Microsoft. I recently joined Mobile Services...
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    Change Tracking for the Masses

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    I admit that writing your own change tracking logic for each table you want to synchronize is a little bit annoying and suboptimal experience at best. Not just that, adding triggers affects the performance of DML operation negatively. You also need to...
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    Sharing Application Samples

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    I originally authored the offline application line of samples to show off the different features of Sync Services. My main goal back then was to provide you with a quick start guide such that you can get into sync quickly. The series of demos has grown...
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    Hey You, Care to Share!?

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    I spent years building sync solutions in Microsoft! I loved it! Sync and replication logic is so challenging and that is very appealing to me. In learning about sync algorithms, I’ve gone into several phases. First, I learned about how to debug customer...
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    Year in Review: Social Networking, RIA Frameworks, and iPhone

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    It is a rather slow week as most people are off on vacations. A quite time at the end of one year and beginning of another gives me an opportunity to pose a few questions and share my thoughts with you. One question is about the key highlights of this...
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    What’s new in Sync Services for ADO.NET 2.0?

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    As you know we’ve released the V1.0 of Sync Services for ADO.NET as a standalone package. It is also bundled with Visual Studio 2008 with additional Sync Designer experience. Sync Services is one component in a comprehensive sync platform offering from...
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    Demo VIII: Batching Changes in Sync Services

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    I finally got to sit down and prepare my next demo application in the OfflineApplication series. This one shows you some neat feature that we added to the runtime a little bit after Beta 2 release. Your feedback was the driving force for including batching...
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    Synchronizeable Web

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    Our understanding of the web and its potential seems to be continuously evolving. Initially ecommerce captured the hearts and minds of people, then came search, blogging, wikis, social networking, web platforms like Live and Facebook, software as a service...
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    SyncToy: Sync Power Toy for Your Toolbox

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    You probably have heard about SyncToy already and might have tried it before. Well, if not, you should. Let me tell you why this tool is among the top fifty downloads from Microsoft: it is simple, elegant, and very very useful. It allows you to easily...
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    Sync Services for ADO.NET RTM

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    I am sure you know that Visual Studio 2008 is released. That was last week, I know, old news! Well, I am sure that you also know that VS 2008 contains the new sync designer along with SQL Compact 3.5 RTM. I am sure you got board by now, but hold on, let...
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    Milind Lele on Sync Designer in VS 2008

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    One of my favorite experiences while building the sync framework is partnering with other teams. Some teams would want to use the framework other teams help us builds part of the product and finally those who help improve the developer experience by lowering...
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    Two Fine Articles

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    DevConnections attendees got a copy of the code magazine that has two really good articles on the sync framework. If you don’t have access to the magazine, well, no worries I have the links posted here: Introducing the Microsoft Sync Framework: Next...
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    DevConnections Impressions

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    As I am writing those lines, I am waiting for my flight to Seattle after attending DevConnections conference in Las Vegas. My flight is delayed for an hour; as usual, nothing new here. On-time flights are not common nowadays. I am trying not to complain...
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    Big News: Microsoft Sync Framework is Out!

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    Today in DevConnections (Vegas) and TechEd (Europe) we are unveiling the complete sync framework. We have been working on this framework for a long time now and today is the day to tell everyone about what we have built. Well, let me tell you that you...
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    DevConn Sync Sessions ... and where you can find me!

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    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...
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