Category Sync Framework

SQL Server 2012, SQL Express 2012 LocalDB, Sync Framework, Sync Framework v4 and SQL Azure Data Sync


Apologies for the blog post title, I just couldn’t find a better way to summarize what this post is so I just listed all the products that this post is all about. I noticed that over the last couple of weeks, there’s a few search engine referrals to this blog having ‘sql 2012 localdb sync, […]

MS Patterns & Practices : Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure – Published


The Microsoft Patterns & Practices team has just published the third volume in a series on Windows Azure. This guide focuses on the common challenges encountered when building, deploying and operating applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises. Of particular interests to me is the 2nd Chapter where data synchronization options are […]

Sync Framework Scope and SQL Azure Data Sync Dataset Considerations


In Sync Framework, the tables to be synchronized including the columns to be included in synchronization and the corresponding filters are defined in the scope definition. In SQL Azure Data Sync Service, the counterpart for this is the Sync Group’s Dataset definition (which is a Sync Framework scope internally, with SQL Azure Data Sync Service actually built […]

Sync Framework and SQL Express 2012 LocalDB


With the upcoming release  of SQL Server 2012 comes a new variant of SQL Express called LocalDB, a feature that is least talked about compared to all the other new features in the SQL 2012 release. I won’t go in deep detail  to explain what LocalDB is,  suffice to say, I like to think of […]

Microsoft Products using Sync Framework


Every now and then, I read in forums and in blogs if Sync Framework is "production" grade or if it’s actually being used in real production applications. Sometimes, I even get asked directly for references on projects or products that are actually using Sync Framework. Here’s a quick list of Microsoft products using Sync Framework […]