The Professional Developer Conference (PDC) is fast approaching and I wanted to point you to a few sync related sessions that we have at the event. This year's conference will include live streaming of the keynotes, as well as concurrent live streaming of sessions. If you can’t join the live stream, you can still watch the video on-demand, or download all the content within 24 hours of live recording. The online event is free; no registration is required to join the live or on-demand stream.
At this conference we have two sync sessions (you can see a full list of the sessions here) including one additional one by myself that will be added to the session list after the keynote announcements :-). Here is a list of the sessions currently listed:
Building Offline Applications using the Sync Framework and SQL Azure (Nina Hu)
In this session you will learn how to build a client application that operates against locally stored data and uses synchronization to keep up-to-date with a SQL Azure database. See how Sync Framework can be used to build caching and offline capabilities into your client application, making your users productive when disconnected and making your user experience more compelling even when a connection is available. See how to develop offline applications for Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight, plus how the services support any other client platform, such as iPhone and HTML5 applications, using the open web-based sync protocol.
Connecting Cloud & On-Premises Apps with the Windows Azure Platform (Yousef Khalidi)
Not every application or service can be hosted entirely in the cloud. Cloud services often need to provide a combination of cloud-based data access as well as connectivity to on-premises assets in a variety of geographies. Getting access to your on-premises or partner hosted assets securely has never been easier. In this session, learn how to securely connect applications today that span the cloud to on-premises world using Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus and SQL Azure Data Sync Service. Also, gain insight into future scenarios and technologies for assembling these types of services.