SQL Azure Data Sync - An Overview

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This is the first in a series of webcasts covering the SQL Azure Data Sync service. In this webcast Mark provides on overview of the service capabilities and target scenarios. There are a couple of slides to introduce the service, but most of the webcast consists of a demo of the service.

See how SQL Azure Data Sync can be used to share data between on-premises SQL Server and SQL Azure applications for hybrid on-premises and cloud-based applications.  See also how to sync data between SQL Azure databases for scale-out and having multiple copies of your applications and data located in data centers around the world.



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      Luke Jeffrey

      Hi Mark,

      We are a Gold Certified Mobility partner in the UK.......need a little help in transitioning from SQL Server 2008 Merge Replication for Mobile devices.

      1. If I need to sync SQL Azure to a WP7 device what should I use oData + Sync? Or wait for the Azure DataSync RTW, and when is RTW anticipated?
      2. Is the Sync Framework being stopped (v4.0 CTP was released in October)?
      3. Will Azure DataSync suppot multiple mobile platforms?

      All help gratefully received !
      Thanks - Luke

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      Hi Luke

      Currently your only option is to use the source code toolkit we released for Sync Framework V4 CTP - see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sync/archive/2011/09/10/sync-framework-toolkit-now-available-for-download.aspx

      SQL Azure Data Sync does not currently support the mobile scenarios.  The current preview and the GA version focuses on link on-premises SQL Server with SQL Azure, as well as syncing multiple SQL Azure databases.  To work with SQL Server we require the download of a small Windows service which only works with SQL Server.

      Having said that, mobile scenarios are definitely still of interest to us.  Can you email me and I'll follow-up with you directly to get more information about your scenarios - mark.scurrell at microsoft dot com

      Regards, Mark

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      Thank you for the Data SYNC webcast series

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      Luke Jeffrey

      Hi Mark,

      I've dropped you over an email as requested.



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