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Get Started Developing with the Sync Framework

Download and Install Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio is the integrated development environment provided by Microsoft to create applications that use the .NET Framework. You can download the express version for free, or consider purchasing other versions that come packaged with larger feature sets.

The Sync Framework 1.0 SP1 is part of the .NET Framework, so both Visual Studio and the .NET Framework provide you with the necessary tools and technologies to begin developing.

(Optional) Download the Sync Framework 2.0 SDK

Sync Framework 2.0 expands on the capabilities offered by Sync Framework 1.0:

  • Adds features that cater to new scenarios or scenarios that were difficult to support.
  • Reduces the amount of work required to develop providers.
  • Supports more data sources with new built-in providers.

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