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We are very pleased to announce the broad availability of the next Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of SQL Azure Data Sync. This release supports customers' journey to the cloud by enabling hybrid IT environments between on-premises and the cloud, geo-location, and synchronization with remote offices. Key updates include a fresh UI, enhanced filtering, and improved sync group configuration for greater ease and flexibility for syncing data across and within cloud and on-premises databases. While a CTP release, SQL Azure Data Sync is now available for trial directly within the Windows Azure Management Portal. This new release replaces the CTP2 release and existing users of SQL Azure Data Sync CTP2 should migrate to the new release. The new CTP is open to all SQL Azure subscribers and does not require a separate registration, so you can start using this release and providing feedback today!
The following new features are available in the latest CTP:
Please click here to access our product documentation pages and learn more about the technologies. Also, an updated SQL Azure Data Sync FAQ is available here.
SQL Azure Data Sync is a cloud-based data synchronization service built on the Microsoft Sync Framework technologies. Instead of writing complex custom logic to replicate data between databases, SQL Azure Data Sync is a service with a point-and-click interface to setup your synchronization rules and schedules. The service provides bi-directional data synchronization and data management capabilities allowing data to be easily shared across SQL Azure databases within multiple data centers. The following scenarios are possible:
Cloud to Cloud Synchronization
Enterprise (on-premises) With cloud
In addition, SQL Azure Data Sync enables one-way synchronization and bi-directional synchronization including sync-to-hub and sync-from-hub synchronizations spanning both SQL Azure and on-premise SQL Server instances running in your private data centers.
For community-based support, post a question to the SQL Azure MSDN forums. The product team will do its best to answer any questions posted there.
To suggest new SQL Azure Data Sync features or vote on existing suggestions, click here.
To log a bug in this release, use the following steps:
If you have any questions about the feedback submission process or about accessing the new SQL Azure Data Sync CTP, please send us an email message: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information about Windows Azure and SQL Azure sessions at PASS Summit 2011. Click here to watch demonstrations of many of these new features, made during the PASS Summit keynote by Quentin Clark, corporate vice president, SQL Server Database System Group at Microsoft.