Year in Review: Social Networking, RIA Frameworks, and iPhone

It is a rather slow week as most people are off on vacations. A quite time at the end of one year and beginning of another gives me an opportunity to pose a few questions and share my thoughts with you. One question is about the key highlights of this year; in other words, what…

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What’s new in Sync Services for ADO.NET 2.0?

As you know we’ve released the V1.0 of Sync Services for ADO.NET as a standalone package. It is also bundled with Visual Studio 2008 with additional Sync Designer experience. Sync Services is one component in a comprehensive sync platform offering from Microsoft called Microsoft Sync Framework that we unleashed recently. The Sync Framework is publicly…

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Demo VIII: Batching Changes in Sync Services

I finally got to sit down and prepare my next demo application in the OfflineApplication series. This one shows you some neat feature that we added to the runtime a little bit after Beta 2 release. Your feedback was the driving force for including batching support to the product. The original plan was to punt…

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Synchronizeable Web

Our understanding of the web and its potential seems to be continuously evolving. Initially ecommerce captured the hearts and minds of people, then came search, blogging, wikis, social networking, web platforms like Live and Facebook, software as a service …. etc. The growth of the web seems unbounded and people fascination with is does not seem…

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SyncToy: Sync Power Toy for Your Toolbox

You probably have heard about SyncToy already and might have tried it before. Well, if not, you should. Let me tell you why this tool is among the top fifty downloads from Microsoft: it is simple, elegant, and very very useful. It allows you to easily copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders, computers, USB…

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Sync Services for ADO.NET RTM

I am sure you know that Visual Studio 2008 is released. That was last week, I know, old news! Well, I am sure that you also know that VS 2008 contains the new sync designer along with SQL Compact 3.5 RTM. I am sure you got board by now, but hold on, let me tell…

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Milind Lele on Sync Designer in VS 2008

One of my favorite experiences while building the sync framework is partnering with other teams. Some teams would want to use the framework other teams help us builds part of the product and finally those who help improve the developer experience by lowering the par of entry. One of those notable partnerships is working with VS…

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Two Fine Articles

DevConnections attendees got a copy of the code magazine that has two really good articles on the sync framework. If you don’t have access to the magazine, well, no worries I have the links posted here: Introducing the Microsoft Sync Framework: Next Generation Synchronization Framework In this article, Moe gives an overview of the framework,…

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DevConnections Impressions

As I am writing those lines, I am waiting for my flight to Seattle after attending DevConnections conference in Las Vegas. My flight is delayed for an hour; as usual, nothing new here. On-time flights are not common nowadays. I am trying not to complain though.. so let’s keep a positive attitude here 🙂About 5,000…

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Big News: Microsoft Sync Framework is Out!

Today in DevConnections (Vegas) and TechEd (Europe) we are unveiling the complete sync framework. We have been working on this framework for a long time now and today is the day to tell everyone about what we have built. Well, let me tell you that you have seen part of the framework already which is…

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