Microsoft Sync Framework to sync files from and to a MAC instead of a Windows system? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to use the Microsoft Sync Framework to sync files from an to a MAC instead of a Windows System to the cloud?

    My impression when browsing through the documentation regarding the sync framework is that the offline capabilities may allow you do some sort of sync on platforms that are not Windows but they seem to target more platforms that are mainly view platforms like the ipads and androids. Is that correct?


    Can these offline capabilities be used to sync files from my MAC to the Cloud? If the answer is yes what kind of limitations, restrictions I am going to found?


    Are there any plans to extend the File Synchronization Components to the MAC platform?



    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:43 PM


  • The CTP allows you to expose data in SQL Server or SQL Azure via a web service. They silverlight client components we provide will allow you to take that data offline on the Safari browser on a Mac. You could also write your own client to do that on a Mac outside of the browser.

    The CTP however, does not support syncing of files.

    There is the File Sync Provider which you could use too, but it requires the Sync Framework runtime, which will not run on the Mac.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:55 PM