New service update available for SQL Data Sync!

While it has been 3+ years since we last announced an update to SQL Data Sync service, we have been continuously deploying updates to the backend service to address top customer issues.  We are listening to your feedback, and today we are happy to announce the latest update which includes both service changes and a…


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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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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Sync Framework 2.1 Available for Download

Sync Framework 2.1 is available for download.   Sync Framework 2.1 includes all the great functionality of our 2.0 release, enhanced by several exciting new features and improvements. The most exciting of these lets you synchronize data stored in SQL Server or SQL Server Compact with SQL Azure in the cloud. We’ve added top customer…

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Data Sync Service – Registration

Today we have opened up access to the Data Sync Service for SQL Azure CTP to all users.  Previously, users who wanted to use the Data Sync Service to synchronize their SQL Azure databases were asked to register for access using a Live ID from which we slowly added users to the service in a…

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Introduction to Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

Just a quick update to let you know of a new blog post Wayne Berry of the SQL Azure team created for our new Data Sync Service for SQL Azure.  I think it is a great overview of the service for anyone looking to get started with sharing data over multiple geographically distributed SQL Azure…

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Introducing Data Sync Service for SQL Azure

I am extremely happy to announce the public preview of our new Data Sync Service for SQL Azure.  For those of you who have been following this blog, you might recall our Project “Huron”.  In this project we talked about our vision of creating a Data Hub in the cloud to provide users with the…

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TechEd North America 2010

Just a quick post to let you know that a few of the engineers and I will be attending TechEd North America 2010.   This year we have a booth (look for the “SQL Azure Data Sync” banners) and a few sessions, including one I am presenting titled “Using Microsoft SQL Azure as a Datahub to Connect Microsoft…

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Sync Framework 1.0 SP1 Available for Download

Go here to download: http://bit.ly/9zXmWN. For those of you using Sync Framework 1.0, we’ve just released a service pack that transitions the SQL Server Compact database provider to use a public-facing change tracking API that is new in SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2. In SQL Server Compact, the change tracking feature is used to track information about…

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