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…


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…


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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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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Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1

I have just posted a webcast entitled “Extending SQL Azure data to SQL Compact using Sync Framework 2.1”.  This is part 2 to my original webcast where I showed how to use the Sync Framework to synchronize between an on-premises SQL Server database and a SQL Azure database.  In this video I show you how…

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SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization using Sync Framework 2.1

I have just posted a webcast to Channel 9 that shows you how to extend the capabilities of SQL Azure Data Sync by writing a custom sync applications to enable bi-directional data synchronization between SQL Server and SQL Azure.  This enables you to add customization to your synchronization process such as custom business logic or custom…

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Try SQL Azure Data Sync Service with a Free SQL Azure Database

Although the SQL Azure Data Sync Service is currently free, it does require you to have at least two SQL Azure databases to sync your data with.  Until now, there was no free version of SQL Azure to allow you to get started.  That has now changed as Windows Azure has started a free one…

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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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Using Project "Houston" to help with SQL Azure Data Sync Management

Today the SQL Azure team released CTP1 of Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” on SQL Azure Labs.  This is a new web based tool hosted in Windows Azure that can be used to manage your SQL Azure database.  In the past the primary mechanism for managing SQL Azure has been SQL Server Management Studio.  For me one of…

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