Monday, October 19, 2009

Microsoft Sync Framework v2.0 SDK and Redistributable RTM/RTW

Microsoft Downloads - Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)

“Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services, and devices. Using Microsoft Sync Framework, developers can build applications that synchronize data from any source using any protocol over any network.

Version: V2RTM
Date Published: 10/18/2009
Language: English
Download Size: 35 KB - 146.3 MB*


Sync Framework 2.0 Overview
Sync Framework 2.0 expands on the capabilities offered by Sync Framework 1.0:

  • Adds features that cater to new scenarios or scenarios that were difficult to support.
  • Reduces the amount of work required to develop providers.
  • Supports more data sources with new built-in providers.
The major new features and improvements included in Sync Framework 2.0 are:
In Core Components:
  • Simple Providers: …
  • Flexible Filtering: …
  • Improved Conflict Handling: …
  • Data Conversion between Providers: …
  • Change Application Service:…
  • Tracing: …
In Database Providers:
  • New Database Providers (SQL Server and SQL Server Compact): Enable hub-and-spoke and peer-to-peer synchronization for SQL Server, SQL Server Express, and SQL Server Compact. …
  • Robust Memory-Based Batching: …
  • Provisioning and Management APIs: Provisioning and initialization activities that were previously exposed only through Visual Studio tooling have now been added to the database provider APIs….
  • Performance Improvements: The new database providers in this release have been thoroughly tested in large-scale scenarios in which a single server supports thousands of clients with hundreds of concurrent synchronization operations. …

To download the Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 redistributables and bootstrapper, rather than the SDK package, click on the link: Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package


Building your own synchronization is hard and that code is rarely a piece of core business functionality (sync may be but the code to do it rarely is). When/if I ever need to create my own sync’ing, this will be one of the first things I look at.

(via ActiveWin - Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK))


Related Past Post XRef:
Sync 101 - Samples for the Microsoft Sync Framework
Sync Framework v1 RTM’s (and includes ADO.Net Sync Services v2)
Using Microsoft Sync Framework in Visual Studio 2008 to Sync SQL Databases (SQL CE with SQL Server)
Microsoft Sync Framework CTP1 Released

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