Microsoft Sync Framework, Part 2: Sync Metadata

Sync metadata is the cornerstone of Microsoft Sync Framework just like it would be of any other sync solution. The reason why we need to have the sync metadata is obvious — we need to track data changes and detect conflicts. The ability to track data changes (or change detection) is based on simple comparison…

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Microsoft Sync Framework, Part 1: Introduction

Introducing Microsoft Sync Framework Microsoft has already or will shortly announce Microsoft Sync Framework at TechEd Europe in Barcelona and at DevConnections in Las Vegas. Microsoft Sync Framework is the revolutionary product which makes possible multi-master data synchronization to be relatively easy implemented and supported by various applications. MSDN web site has just launched the…

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Microsoft Sync Framework > Google Gears

It looks like Microsoft Sync Framework has officially gone public and a lot of blogs on the Web started associating Microsoft Sync Framework with Google Gears: for example http://www.teknobites.com/2007/11/05/microsoft-sync-framework-google-gears-competitor/ or http://visitmix.com/Blogs/Joshua/microsoft-sync-framework-sse-and-google-gears/. This association is not correct – it’s true that Microsoft Sync Framework enables offline scenarios for Web services, however it’s important to understand that it also…

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