I just posted a Channel 9 interview with Milind Lele showing us his favorite VS 2008 features – the new Data Synchronization designer and how the sync services for ADO.NET work to support occasionally connected scenarios. He shows us how to set up a local database cache using SQL Compact Edition and how to use it to store read-only data caches as well as how to add the code to support two-way synchronization.
If anyone’s ever tried to implement an occasionally connected smart client, they’ll very much appreciate this new tooling and framework in Visual Studio 2008. For more information on sync services catch up on The Synchronizer blog.
–Beth Massi, VS Community