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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Sync Services for ADO.NET

Sync Services for ADO.NET is a great technology for building occasionally connected systems. It is tailor-made to synchronize data between data cached on client devices and a centralized server. Sync Services for ADO.NET (or simply Sync Services) provides synchronization capability between ADO.NET-enabled databases. It is based on the familiar ADO.NET development model using providers, adapters, and DbCommand objects, and it works in client/server, n-tiered, and service-based architectures.

Sync Services functions through snapshot, download-only, upload-only, or bidirectional synchronization scenarios. Internally, it uses the SQL Server Compact 3.5 database to track information, such as the version number of the last synchronization ...

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