Chapter 3. Working with Synchronization Providers: Part 1

In the last two chapters, you had the opportunity to learn what synchronization is and what are the different features offered by the Microsoft Sync Framework (MSF) for synchronizing different data stores also known as replicas. As discussed, the Sync Framework ships with three out-of-the box synchronization providers:

  • Synchronization provider for ADO.NET-enabled data sources

  • Synchronization provider for files and folders

  • Synchronization provider for RSS and Atom feeds

In this chapter, you'll learn what a sync provider is and how to synchronize two replicas using the built-in sync providers.

You should always try to use existing providers wherever possible because they not only enable you to ...

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