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Microsoft Sync Framework RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I know you haven't released the developer platform yet, but can you explain how it will be different from the Microsoft Sync Framework?  Why would I want to use one over another?
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi aatreya,

    As Scøtt mentions, Live Mesh uses FeedSync integrated as part of its end-to-end S+S platform.  FeedSync and the Sync Framework are very complimentary and work well together to provide a comprehensive sync platform.  In terms of understanding which should be used when, there is a simple way to think about it.  If the synchronization scenario primarily revolves around variety of web feeds (RSS, ATOM etc) then FeedSync is the obvious choice.  On the other hand, when the scenario involves variety of custom data types other than feeds then the Sync Framework provides a flexible approach for building custom sync solutions.  So overall these two approaches are very complementary and provide a comprehensive sync platform from Microsoft.

    Thanks,
    Richard


    Richard Chung [ Live Mesh ]
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:02 PM
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  • Mesh is based of the feedsync technology, which you can read about at http://dev.live.com/feedsync/.
    SL - Windows Live Platform MVP
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:42 PM
  • Hi aatreya,

    As Scøtt mentions, Live Mesh uses FeedSync integrated as part of its end-to-end S+S platform.  FeedSync and the Sync Framework are very complimentary and work well together to provide a comprehensive sync platform.  In terms of understanding which should be used when, there is a simple way to think about it.  If the synchronization scenario primarily revolves around variety of web feeds (RSS, ATOM etc) then FeedSync is the obvious choice.  On the other hand, when the scenario involves variety of custom data types other than feeds then the Sync Framework provides a flexible approach for building custom sync solutions.  So overall these two approaches are very complementary and provide a comprehensive sync platform from Microsoft.

    Thanks,
    Richard


    Richard Chung [ Live Mesh ]
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:02 PM
    Answerer