Pro Sync Framework
The Sync Framework is Microsoft’s latest innovation to deal with the dilemma of occasionally connected systems. It is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline access for applications, services, and devices. In particular, it features technologies and tools that enable device roaming, sharing, and the ability to take networked data offline before synchronizing it back to the networked application at a later time.
Pro Sync Framework concludes with a working example that shows how the techniques you’ve learned can be used to create a versatile application, adaptable to a wide variety of connectivity and synchronization challenges.
The Sync Framework is an extension addition to Microsoft’s .NET 3.5 Framework to improve its ability deal with occasionally connected applications, such as those on mobile devices such as smart phones and laptop computers that do not have a single reliable means of connecting to their data sources. The Sync framework allows such applications to operate smoothly both online and offline, connecting to data in a wide variety of different ways (networked, wireless, cell-phone data protocols, etc.).