Creating an Open Community around Sync

One of the key goals in the Sync Framework team has always been to try to build an open community around synchronization.  As many of you know, the Sync Framework has been built such that anyone can create providers to tie any end points together into a sync ecosystem.  Up until now, most of the providers (database, file system, feedsync) have come included within the Sync Framework and have been written by us here at Microsoft. 

I was especially pleased to read a post in one of our Sync forums by Hans Hinnekint who has started a new Codeplex site called File Synchronizer that has the purpose of creating a utility that will synchronize file folders using the Microsoft Sync Framework.  For those of you who do not already know, CodePlex is Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. 

In the future, I hope we will see more open source projects like this one that will enable new endpoints to be linked through synchronization and thanks to Hans for kicking of the process!

Liam Cavanagh

P.S. If you know of any other open source projects that have been started based on the Sync Framework, I would love to hear from you.

Comments (2)

  1. HansHinnekint says:

    Hello Liam,

    The first workable version is available for download.

    The code has to be made a little bit leaner and the enterprise features (related to latency and such are still missing)

    Release 2 will be based upon WPF + Blend.

    But this will be something for after the summer holidays.


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