What's New in This Release

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET 1.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes the following new features and capabilities:

  • The ability to synchronize with devices.
    Synchronization Services version 1 enabled synchronization between a server database and a database on the desktop. In version 1 SP1, you can also synchronize between a server database and a SQL Server Compact database on a device. For more information, see How to: Configure Synchronization for a Device.
  • Support for SQL Server 2008 change tracking.
    If you are using SQL Server 2008, we recommend that you use the SQL Server change tracking feature. This feature addresses many of the issues of custom-tracking systems and provides a straightforward way to track changes. SQL Server change tracking is supported if you create synchronization commands manually or if you use the synchronization adapter builder. For more information, see How to: Use SQL Server Change Tracking and Getting Started: A Synchronization Services Application.
  • Support for the new data types in SQL Server 2008.
    For more information, see Data Type Mapping and Considerations (Synchronization Services).
  • The ability to trace the synchronization process.
    In distributed applications, tracing can be crucial because it enables you to troubleshoot issues that might otherwise be difficult to identify. Synchronization Services includes tracing for the client and server synchronization providers. For more information, see How to: Trace the Synchronization Process.