Introducing SQL Services Labs

This week many of the Sync Framework team members are at the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles.  We have a number of exciting sessions and announcements that will be coming out this week. 


The first announcement is that the Microsoft Sync Framework team has teamed up with SQL Services Labs to bring you several sync related incubations that will soon be made available from


Project Codename “Huron” – Leverage the power of SQL Data Services and Microsoft Sync Framework to build business data hubs in the cloud. Using this cloud based data hub, “Huron” provides a simpler, more convenient and less expensive way to:

· Publish databases to the cloud along with reports, forms and objects

· Subscribe to published data and automatically configure the local database for sync

· Make online changes through SQL Data Services and propagate those changes to subscribed users once they connect

· Enable scheduled and background synchronization of data changes through SQL Data Services and then on to other subscribed users

· Backup and restore of database applications to the cloud

Project Codename "Anchorage" – We’re evolving the popular SyncToy application to enable much more than just file/folder synchronization between PCs, devices, and services! With this project, we take content flow to a whole new level – enabling sync providers to register and be discovered in a variety of sync groups including contacts, calendars, files, favorites, videos, photos. Etc. And to make it more exciting – we’ve partnered with and to enable photo and video sync across services PCs, folders, and the Live Mesh.


For more details on these and other projects, check out the Labs portal at