Clarifying Sync Framework and SQL Server Compact Compatibility

http://j.mp/hpmQ4c Sync Framework and SQL Server Compact install with several versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server, and each version of Sync Framework is compatible with different versions of SQL Server Compact. This can be pretty confusing! This article on TechNet Wiki clarifies which versions of Sync Framework are installed with Visual Studio and SQL Server,…

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Sync Framework Tips and Troubleshooting on TechNet Wiki

http://j.mp/f1TQLi I’ve started an article on the Technet Wiki that collects usage tips and troubleshooting for Sync Framework. This can be the first place you look when you have a nagging question that isn’t answered anywhere else. Some tips already collected are recommendations about how to speed up initialization of multiple SQL Server Compact databases,…

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Sync Framework 4.0 October 2010 CTP Refreshed on 11/16

  We just refreshed the Sync Framework 4.0 CTP bits to add the following two features:   Tooling Wizard UI: This adds a UI wizard on top of the command line based SyncSvcUtil utility. This wizard allows you to select tables, columns, and even rows to define a sync scope, provision/de-provision a database and generate server-side/client-side code…


Updated Sync Framework 4.0 CTP Documentation

The Sync Framework 4.0 CTP documentation on MSDN library (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg299051(v=SQL.110).aspx) has been updated. It now includes the documentation for the SyncSvcUtilHelper UI tool, which is built on top of the SyncSvcUtil command-line tool. This UI tool exposes all the functionalities supported by the command-line tool. In addition, it lets you create or edit a configuration…


Announcing SQL Azure Data Sync CTP2

Earlier this week I mentioned that we will have one additional sync session at PDC that would open up after the keynote.  Now that the keynote is complete, I am really excited to point you to this session “Introduction to SQL Azure Data Sync” and tell you a little more about what was announced today….

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Announcing Sync Framework 4.0 October 2010 CTP

We are extremely happy to announce the availability of Sync Framework 4.0 October 2010 CTP. To learn more about this release please take a look at our PDC session recording “Building Offline Applications using Sync Framework and SQL Azure“. The Microsoft Sync Framework 4.0 October 2010 CTP is built on top of Sync Framework 2.1…


Improved Sync Framework 2.1 Documentation Released

http://j.mp/9eWpJq We have improved the Sync Framework 2.1 documentation. This update includes new and better information in the following database synchronization topics: Provisioning Scopes Intercepting and changing data during synchronization Improvements to walkthroughs Deploying to Windows Azure We’ve also reorganized and rewritten many topics to help you more easily find and understand what you need to know to use…

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PDC Conference Sessions

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…

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Windows Azure Sync Service Sample Available for Download

The Windows Azure Sync Service Sample is a complete sample that shows you how to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an Internet connection. The sample uses Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 deployed to a Windows Azure Hosted Service, so your data extends even to users who have a poor or intermittent connection…

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How to Sync Large SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

Over the past few days I have seen a number of posts from people who have been looking to synchronize large databases to SQL Azure and have been having issues.  In many of these posts, people have looked to use tools like SSIS, BCP and Sync Framework and have run into issues such as SQL…

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