When I first wrote this chapter for the first edition of this book, SQL Data Sync was part of SQL Azure Labs and called SQL Azure Data Sync Services. Not too much later it was moved out of the SQL Azure Labs and has been in CTP (Community Technology Preview ) and available in the Windows Azure Management Portal. Since that time, SQL Data Sync Services, or DSS, has been gaining tremendous momentum and acceptance and by the time you read this, will be out of CTP and in full general availability.
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