The Microsoft Azure platform provides a special service called Microsoft Azure SQL Data Sync. You can use this service to automatically discover data changes made in one database and replicate those changes to another database (or to any number of other databases). In this chapter, we’ll begin with an overview of Microsoft Azure SQL Data Sync, and then dive into a series of procedures for you to follow that put this cloud service to use in a number of common scenarios.
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