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  • Hi.  I have a few quick questions I could not find answered elsewhere.  I'll try to be brief.

    1) When will Azure Sync be released and on production servers?

    2) Will Azure Sync be added schema replication in the future, or is that off the roadmap for the time being?

    3) Is the Azure Sync team related or tied to the team that builds the replication feature for SQL Server, or is generally unrelated?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:06 PM

Answers

  • I suspect we'll hear more about #1 at PDC this week.

    For #2 (schema replication) - you should cast your vote on the SQL Azure Data Sync Feature Voting site - the highest-popularity item right now is "Support incremental schema synchronization." 

     

    Regards,
    David

    • Marked as answer by PBarranis Monday, October 25, 2010 7:39 PM
    Monday, October 25, 2010 5:05 AM
  • Although as David said, you can certainly expect to hear more about SQL Azure Data Sync at PDC, it is fair to say that SQL Azure Data Sync will not be in production within 2 months.

    Also, to your other question.  The SQL Azure Data Sync team also creates Microsoft Sync Framework (which is what SQL Azure Data Sync is based on) and we also have a very close relationship with the SQL Server replication team.

    Feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any more specific help at Liam.Cavanagh AT microsoft.com

    Liam Cavanagh

    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure Data Sync


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, October 25, 2010 5:54 PM
  • I just wanted to make sure that everyone monitoring this thread saw this annoucement from last week:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sync/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-sql-azure-data-sync-ctp2.aspx

    Liam


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, November 1, 2010 3:53 PM

All replies

  • I suspect we'll hear more about #1 at PDC this week.

    For #2 (schema replication) - you should cast your vote on the SQL Azure Data Sync Feature Voting site - the highest-popularity item right now is "Support incremental schema synchronization." 

     

    Regards,
    David

    • Marked as answer by PBarranis Monday, October 25, 2010 7:39 PM
    Monday, October 25, 2010 5:05 AM
  • Thanks David.  My app actually requires Data Sync to be released; this would be a conversion from an on-premises app that uses SQL Replication to sync to many laptops "in the field".  I have estimated the conversion process to put this app on Azure to be about 1.5-2.0 months of dev work (possibly significantly less depending on how smoothly Data Sync and the Sync Framework work for me).  So, in other words, if I don't know when Data Sync will release, there's actually little point in me even starting the work; I could be working on other important features.

    I'm desperate to start doing things with Azure, but it's futile until Data Sync is released or I know I'm w/in 2 months of it being released.

    Hopefully we'll get some insight this week, but if anyone can jump in with any information, that would be great...

    Monday, October 25, 2010 1:46 PM
  • Although as David said, you can certainly expect to hear more about SQL Azure Data Sync at PDC, it is fair to say that SQL Azure Data Sync will not be in production within 2 months.

    Also, to your other question.  The SQL Azure Data Sync team also creates Microsoft Sync Framework (which is what SQL Azure Data Sync is based on) and we also have a very close relationship with the SQL Server replication team.

    Feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any more specific help at Liam.Cavanagh AT microsoft.com

    Liam Cavanagh

    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure Data Sync


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, October 25, 2010 5:54 PM
  • Thanks Liam and David both - that was super-helpful.

    Liam, can you be any more specific about the release timeframe?  I swear I won't hold you to it, and you're welcome to be as broad as necessary.  4-8 months?  1-2 years?  2 - 2.0001 months? :)

    You're welcome to send a direct response to pbarrans at accuraty dot com if that would be more convenient...

    TIA.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 9:06 PM
  • I just wanted to make sure that everyone monitoring this thread saw this annoucement from last week:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sync/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-sql-azure-data-sync-ctp2.aspx

    Liam


    Sr. Program Manager, SQL Azure and Sync Framework - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sync/
    Monday, November 1, 2010 3:53 PM
  • Hi Liam,

    If you're still monitoring this thread, can you offer any further info on what the "release" timeframe looks like?

    Specifically I'm interested in the point when SQL Azure Data Sync can sync to databases in "production mode" in Azure.  My understanding is that Azure currently prevents this altogether (which sort of prevents me from making my own decision about whether I'd like to use Azure Data Sync in production, which is what I want).

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:48 PM
  • Please post your SQL Azure Data Sync related questions to this forum.

    As per the current planning, it looks like SQL Azure Data Sync may be RTW in the latter half of 2011 (H2 of 2011).

    Regarding Azure preventing the sync, I am not sure I understand it completely. Please help explain it further.


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    Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:27 AM