Get Started with SQL Data Sync (DSS)
This section is for anyone who wants to begin using SQL Data Sync (Preview) to keep their SQL Server and SQL Database data in sync. Topics in this section address issues you should consider before you begin implementing SQL Data Sync (Preview), such as best practices and reducing costs. After you finish this section you can begin implementing SQL Data Sync (Preview) by creating you accounts then going to the Synchronize Your Data (DSS) section.
Currently there are two Data Sync portals. The new SQL Data Sync (SDS) portal at the Windows Azure Management portal and the old, soon to be discontinued Data Sync Service (DSS) portal at Windows Azure Data Sync Service. Since the older portal will be discontinued, we recommend that you use the new portal and the related documentation at SQL Data Sync (SDS). The content in this topic is specific to the old DSS portal.
You access SQL Data Sync via the SYNC tab under SQL Database at the Windows Azure Management portal. The SYNC tab is only available when you have one or more sync groups. See the topic How To: Create a Sync Group (SDS) for guidance on creating and modifying a sync group from this portal.
Topics in this Section
Practices that can make your sync groups work better.
Things to consider when deciding how to configure your sync groups.
Walk through to create a SQL Database subscription and at least one SQL Database that will be your sync group hub database.
ConceptsSQL Data Sync (Preview)
SQL Data Sync (Preview) Community Resources
SQL Database Data Types supported by SQL Data Sync (Preview)
Data Security in SQL Data Sync (Preview)
Known SQL Data Sync (Preview) Issues
SQL Data Sync (Preview)Troubleshooting Guide
Glossary of SQL Data Sync Terms
Other ResourcesHow To: Create a Sync Group (SDS)
Windows Azure Management Portal
SQL Azure Data Sync [Channel 9 videos]
SQL Data Sync Forum