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[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.]
SQL Azure Data Sync provides a cloud based synchronization service built on top of the Microsoft Sync Framework. It provides bi-directional data synchronization and capabilities to easily share data across SQL Azure instances and multiple data centers. Last week Russ Herman posted a step-by-step walkthrough of SQL Azure to SQL Server synchronization to the TechNet Wiki.
Typical usage scenarios for Data Sync
The SQL Azure Data Sync is a rapidly
maturing synchronization framework meant to provide synchronization in cloud
and hybrid cloud solutions utilizing SQL Azure.
In a typical usage scenario, one SQL Azure instance is the "hub" database,
which provides bi-directional messaging to member databases in the synchronization