SQL Azure Data Sync Service Update

Thanks for trying out our Preview version and sending us suggestions and feedback. We released a minor service update a few days ago based on the input we have received so far. Some of the important changes in this update are:            Log-ins with either username@server or just username are accepted. Column names with spaces are now…


More SQL Azure Data Sync Webcasts on Channel 9

A quick note to let you know that there are two more webcasts posted on Channel 9!  We’ve also created a series on the Channel 9 web site so you can easily see all our available webcasts by using the following URL – https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/SQL-Azure-Data-Sync The latest two webcasts are presented by Sudhesh.  In one webcast Sudhesh digs into…


SQL Azure Data Sync Webcast Overview

I’ve just posted the first in a series of webcasts for SQL Azure Data Sync over on Channel 9 here. This first webcast provides a high-level overvew of the service.  There’s a couple of slides to introduce the service, but most of the webcast is a demo of the service. Here’s what we’ve got planned…


SQL Azure Data Sync Preview is now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of SQL Azure Data Sync Preview. The Preview does not require a registration code and is available to anyone who has a SQL Azure account. Improvements for the Preview release include: Now hosted on the Windows Azure Management site – https://windows.azure.com. A completely redesigned UI which makes performing…


Sync Framework Toolkit now available for download

The Sync Framework Toolkit extends the Sync Framework capabilities for building offline applications, making it easier to expose data for synchronization to applications running on any client platform.  Sync Framework 2.1 required clients to be based on Windows. This toolkit allows other Microsoft platforms to be used for offline clients such as Silverlight, Windows Phone…


SQL Azure Data Sync Update

It’s been a while since we announced SQL Azure Data Sync CTP2 and I wanted to provide an update on how CTP2 is progressing as well as an update on the service in general. Late last year at PDC we announced CTP2 and started accepting registrations for access to the preview release.  In mid-December we…

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Synchronization Services for ADO .NET for Devices: Improving performance by skipping tables that don’t need synchronization

Performance is an important factor when you synchronize databases that consist of large number of tables. One way to improve performance is to identify tables that have no data to synchronize and exclude them from the synchronization process. SqlCeClientProvider performs some processing for every table you request to be synchronized irrespective of whether the table has…