Configuring SQL Azure Data Sync

Setting up SQL Azure Data Sync is a two-step process that you accomplish using the Windows Azure Management Portal. The first step is to provision the SQL Azure Data Sync server. Then you create a Sync Group. These steps are further divided into many smaller steps, as we explain ahead.

Provisioning the SQL Azure Data Sync Server

Your first step to complete in setting up SQL Azure Data Sync is to provision a SQL Azure server. The provisioned server is referred to as the Data Sync server. A Data Sync server can host multiple Sync Groups, but you can only provision one SQL Azure server as the Data Sync server per Windows Azure subscription.

Provisioning a server requires two items, an active Windows Azure platform account ...

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