Looking Forward – Offline Capable Applications Using SilverLight and Sync Framework

Right from the first release of Microsoft Sync Framework, one of the most common requests we have received is for the ability to take SilverLight applications offline, meaning that users can continue to access their applications and data regardless of connectivity to the backend web application. Using this architecture, developers can build much richer applications…

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How to Synchronize Multiple Geographically Distributed SQL Server Databases using SQL Azure Data Sync

Imagine that you want to have multiple copies of the same SQL Server databases located in different locations around the country or even around the world. Those SQL Server databases could exist in your headquarters, subsidiaries, retail stores, and even in your remote offices.  Currently, to accomplish this, there are a number of really great…

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Synchronizing Files to Windows Azure Storage Using Microsoft Sync Framework

I wanted to kick off this post by introducing myself.  I’m Michael Clark.  I lead the Sync Framework team.  I don’t normally post to this blog (Liam Cavanagh does a fantastic job of that) but wanted a forum to get the information below out for now and decided that blog would be a good venue. …

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Synchronizing a Remote Replica By Using a Proxy Provider

In a typical synchronization scenario, the two data stores are on different computers or devices that are connected over a network. A controlling application runs on a third computer or on the same computer as one of the data stores. A common way to perform synchronization is for the synchronization providers to run on the computer local…

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PDC Keynote Recording – Kelley Blue Book’s use of SQL Azure Data Sync

Last week at PDC we announced the availability of our first CTP of SQL Azure Data Sync.  In the keynote, Andy Lapin of Kelley Blue Book explained how they keep their community databases up-to-date using this technolgy to synchronize data between their on-premises SQL Server and SQL Azure.  The recording is now available  for you…

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New Code Sample: File Synchronization with a Simple Custom Provider

Do you have data in a custom format that you want to synchronize with a directory in the file system? This new code sample shows you how to use Sync Framework to do just that.   This sample shows you how to: Write a simple custom provider that represents your data store. Implement a data…

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Announcing SQL Azure Data Sync (November CTP) Available for Download

[Please note that this tool has been deprecated and is no longer available.  Please use SQL Azure Data Sync.  More details can be found here] Today in the opening keynote at PDC we announced the availability of SQL Azure Data Sync – November CTP, an early preview open to the public through a demonstration with…

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SyncToy 2.1 Available for Download

SyncToy 2.1 has just been released to the Microsoft Download center. SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders. SyncToy2.1 is powered by the latest synchronization engine from Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0…

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SQL Pass Conference & Synchronization to SQL Azure

Yesterday was the first day of the SQL Server conference, SQL Pass, here in Seattle.  It was a really exciting day for me because I had the opportunity to present our new synchronization capabilities to the cloud in the opening day keynote and in a subsequent session.  We introduced the first piece of Project “Huron”,…

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