Microsoft Sync Framework CTP1

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 relational databases, NTFS/FAT file systems, Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS/ATOM, devices and web services.


  • 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

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  • Interesting articles (October 26)

    How to quickly view the public key for an assembly in the output window

    Speed up Visual Studio 2005

    Create Your Own Visual Studio 2005 Item Templates

    Creating Zip archives in .NET (without an external library like SharpZipLib)

    Visual Studio 2005 or 2008? What’s more risk?

    10 reasons you should consider WPF for your next desktop application

    SVN Time-Lapse View

    SVN Time-Lapse View is a cross-platform viewer that downloads all revisions of a file and lets you scroll through them by dragging a slider. As you scroll, you are shown a visual diff of the current revision and the previous revision. Thus you can see how a file evolved, and you can easily find the revision at which lines appeared, disappeared, or changed.


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    [Via larkware news]


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    10 awesome Windows Live Writer plugins for developers and bloggers

    I’ve made this list of 10 plugins for Windows Live Writer. Some of these plugins will help beatify your published code, while others will help you create code archives or retrieve a link from MSDN.

    Insert Code for Windows Live Writer – Insert Code for Windows Live Writer will format a snippet of text in a number of programming languages such as C#, HTML, MSH, JavaScript, Visual Basic and TSQL.

    Paste from Visual Studio – Easily transfer syntax highlighted source code from Visual Studio to elegant HTML in Windows Live Writer.

    Code Snippet plugin for Windows Live Writer – Format and apply syntax highlighting to source code snippets before inserting into your Windows Live Writer posts.

    Insert a Silverlight Streaming application – List applications from your Silverlight Streaming account with live preview and embed in blog post using iFrame invocation

    BlogMyCode VS2005 PlugIn – BlogMyCode is Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 plugin, that helps you to blog formatted source code, by using Windows Live Writer.

    MSDN Locator – Inserts a link to a .NET namespace, class, method etc in the MSDN Library.

    Insert Source Code Snippet – Helps you to past well formatted XHTML compatible source code into your blog by using WLW

    wlwHtmlSnippetsTool – Allows you to insert simple Html snippets into a post. Stores a list of commonly used snippets. Freeware, open source.

    Paste MSDN URL – Removes the culture from an MSDN URL so that the end user’s culture is used in determining what localized content they see.

    Visual Studio Solution Uploader – The plugin allows you to select a Visual Studio 2005 solution file, when selected the solution and the directory will be zipped and included in the blog post. All done in a few simple steps. You can even get it to build binaries of the solution.

     Dynamic Template Plugin – The powerful plugin for Windows Live Writer. You can use templates to easily insert oft-used snippets of HTML or text. (by Joe Cheng)

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    SSMS Tools PACK

    SSMS Tools PACK contains a few upgrades for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express.


    1. Execution History (Soft Source Control) - Every statement that you run is logged in a file on your disk or in a table in a database that you specify.
    2. Text document Regions and Debug sections Regions behave in the same way as in Visual Studio.
    3. New query template - When opening a new query window you can specify a template that will be displayed. 
    4. CRUD stored procedure generation - CRUD((Create, Read, Update, Delete))stored procedure generation for tables based on fully customizable templates that you can change to suit your needs.
    5. Running custom scripts from Object explorer’s Context menu - You can specify a custom script text, its name and node on Object Explorer on which you want to run it from.

    Download SSMS Tools Pack

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