Getting to Know SQL Azure Data Sync

SQL Azure Data Sync (Data Sync) is a new synchronization service built on top of the Microsoft Sync Services Framework. Data Sync is part of the Azure family of services and is available to Windows Azure subscribers. It is capable of performing synchronizations in a variety of scenarios including SQL Azure to SQL Azure, SQL Azure to SQL Server, or SQL Server to SQL Azure.


Microsoft frequently updates its cloud services. As such, costs, limitations, features, the tooling user interface, or even the branding of SQL Azure and/or SQL Azure Data Sync, as described in this chapter, may have evolved by the time you read it.

You manage and configure Data Sync via the Windows Azure Management Portal. The portal’s ...

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