SQL Data Sync Preview December Service Update Is Now Live!

Many of you have asked us when SQL Data Sync would be made available as part of the Windows Azure portal.  Here is the good news: as of last weekend, SQL Data Sync is now live as part of the latest Windows Azure portal updates!  Please check out Scott Guthrie’s blog post for cool screenshots…

SQL Data Sync now available in the East and West US Data Centers!

We are excited to announce that we have just completed the deployment of SQL Data Sync into the East and West US data centers.  Now, what does that mean to you?   For those who intend to have their sync hubs in the East or West US, you can now provision the Sync Server in the respective regions thus allowing…


Where in the world is SQL Data Sync?

During this past weekend, the new Windows Azure portal was officially released.  Windows Azure subscribers are now directed to the new portal once they log in.  Now, you may have noticed that SQL Data Sync is not in the new Windows Azure portal.  Don’t worry, SQL Data Sync still exists.  We are working to port SQL Data Sync onto the new portal soon.  In the…

SQL Data Sync Preview October Service Update Is Now Live!

We have just released the October service update for SQL Data Sync Preview. 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 improvement in data synchronization by provisioning the…


The most recent Service Update for SQL Data Sync Preview is now live!

The most recent Service Update for SQL Data Sync Preview has been successfully released to production.   In this release, there are 2 major improvements: Enhance overall performance on initial provision and sync tasks Enhance sync performance between on-premise databases and Windows Azure SQL databases Please download the new Agent from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27693        


Lastest Client Agent Upgrade Notification

We plan to deploy the next Preview release (SU6) during the week of 8/13.  For the release, there will be a new agent.  The current client agent (SU5) will expire on 8/31/2012.  Please upgrade your agent accordingly.  For upgrade steps, please refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh667308


SQL Data Sync SU5 has been released!

The latest Service Update 5 has just been released!  SU5 delivers 2 major features designed to improve sync experience: Sync support for Spatial data type Ability to cancel an on-going sync process SU5 also includes various fixes that provide better usage experience to our customers.   To be consist with the rest of Windows Azure services,…

Client Agent Upgrade Notification

A new service update (SU5) for SQL Data Sync will be deployed from June 6 US PST to June  7 US PST. A new Client Agent (version will be available for download.  All prior versions of the Client Agent will need to be upgraded.  Please follow the steps below to upgrade the Client Agent. Note: Please…


SQL Azure Data Sync Service Update 4 Now Live!

A new service update (SU4) for SQL Azure Data Sync service is now live!  The most noteworthy new feature in SU4 is to allow users to edit existing sync groups to cater for schema changes.  For step-by-step guidance on how to edit sync group for different kinds of schema changes, please refer to this post on Windows…

Info on Latest Data Sync Update

We updated the service again at the end of January.  Details about that update, a summary of changes in previous updates, as well as pointers to introductory videos can be found on this post to the Windows Azure blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/01/26/announcing-sql-azure-data-sync-preview-refresh.aspx  Regards, Mark