We are happy to announce the new October update for the SQL Data Sync service is now operational in all Windows Azure data centers.

In this update, users can now create multiple Sync Servers under a single Windows Azure subscription.  With this feature, users intending to create multiple sync groups with sync group hubs in different regions will enjoy performance improvements in data synchronization by provisioning the corresponding Sync Server in the same region where the synchronization hub is provisioned.   

Further information on SQL Data Sync

SQL Data Sync enables creating and scheduling regular synchronizations between Windows Azure SQL Database and either SQL Server or other SQL Databases.  You can read more about SQL Data Sync on MSDN. We have also published SQL Data Sync Best Practices on MSDN.

The team is hard at work on future updates as we march towards General Availability, and we really appreciate your feedback to date!  Please keep the feedback coming and use the Windows Azure SQL Database Forum to ask questions or get assistance with issues.  Have a feature you’d like to see in SQL Data Sync?  Be sure to vote on features you’d like to see added or updated using the Feature Voting Forum.