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  • Question

  • Has there been an update to the Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure since the November CTP?  

     

    Thanks, 

    Monday, August 30, 2010 4:40 PM

Answers

  • No not yet.  We have updated the Sync Framework 2.1 that includes a SQL Azure Provider but have not updated the Power Pack UI.  We should have an update to this toward the end of this calendar year.

    Liam


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, August 30, 2010 9:21 PM

All replies

  • No not yet.  We have updated the Sync Framework 2.1 that includes a SQL Azure Provider but have not updated the Power Pack UI.  We should have an update to this toward the end of this calendar year.

    Liam


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, August 30, 2010 9:21 PM
  • Hey Liam, that arises up a new question:

    Does it still make sense to use the Power Pack if now we have the SQL Azure Provider in 2.1?

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:46 PM
  • Dauphin,

    Probably not. 

    The SQL Azure Provider (which is actually part of the SQL Server Provider) for 2.1 is significantly better than the one that we provided in the PowerPack.  You should expect to see performance improvements and also the ability to handle much larger sets of data.  Also the batching capabilities is really nice to have as well in many scenarios.  Furethermore, Sync Framework 2.1 is supported for production environments whereas the PowerPack CTP is not. 

    I do realize that for a number of customers the PowerPack is very nice as it is a really easy way to get started and for that reason our team is working on providing an SQL Azure Data Sync capable solution to do SQL Server to SQL Azure sync and please keep an eye out for that. 

    I recently posted a short webcast (with sample code) on how to do SQL Server to SQL Azure Synchronization using Sync Framework 2.1 here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sync/archive/2010/08/31/sql-server-to-sql-azure-synchronization-using-sync-framework-2-1.aspx and hopefully this will help many people get started using Sync Framework 2.1 for this scenario.

    Liam


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:04 PM
  • Not a single thing shown in your video works. Better move out of microsoft. I think I must cancel my account with sqlazure

    >> When I visit SQLAZURELABS.COM the page is absolutely different than what you show. No Agent download,

    >> Where is the Sync Framework Power Pack ?? Only surevy after survey but no good deal.

     

    Bogus

    Friday, March 25, 2011 7:22 AM