Microsoft Sync Framework v1.0 CTP1 - Devices

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform for enabling collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services and devices
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      Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services and devices. Developers can build sync ecosystems that integrate any application, any type of data, using any protocol over any network.

      The Microsoft Sync Framework provides a platform for taking web services and databases offline. In addition, it provides optimized P2P sync of any type of file including contacts, music, videos, images and settings. The extensible framework includes built-in support for synchronizing databases, NTFS/FAT file systems, FeedSync compliant feeds (formerly known as Simple Sharing Extensions), devices and web services.

      Sync Framework Highlights

      • Add sync support to new and existing applications, services, and devices

      • Enable collaboration and offline capabilities for any application

      • Roam and share information from any data store, over any protocol, and over any network configuration

      • Leverage sync capabilities exposed in Microsoft technologies to create sync ecosystems

      • Extend the architecture to support custom data types including files

      Sync Framework for Devices CTP1 Notes
      This release contains only the core sync engine you would find in “synchronization.msi” in the PC release. Other features such as the metadata store and file sync provider are not included: some of the omitted features don’t necessarily make sense on devices, others will appear in a future CTP. We are looking for feedback on which are which. In particular, we want to know: what are your scenarios for using the different aspects of the Sync Framework on a device?

      We also decided to produce the CTP for a limited platform set: Windows Mobile 5 and 6 for ARM processors. Supporting this subset allows us to give a CTP usable by a very large percentage of mobile developers while still limiting the test matrix for this first CTP. We expect to expand the supported devices and platforms for RTM and we are considering the scope of that as we go forward.

      In this CTP we have included the following components:

      Microsoft Sync Framework core runtime:

      • Managed (.NET Compact Framework) and unmanaged/native (ARM)
      • Supported platforms are Windows Mobile 5 and 6 (ARM processors only in CTP1)

      Installer with Visual Studio integration:

      • Support for adding a reference to the Sync Framework in a mobile project using Visual Studio 2008
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Mobile 6

      and Windows Mobile 5.0 (ARM)
    • Please download and install SyncSDKDevices.msi.
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