Collaboration

Microsoft Uses Sync Framework to Create New Collaboration Solution

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Executive Summary

As Microsoft, the world leader in software for personal and business computing, prepared the next version of its Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications it wanted to combine the functionality of two of its most popular collaboration tools: Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Groove. The company's development teams, however, faced the challenge of handling data synchronization to ensure version control. They found the technology they needed with the Microsoft Sync Framework, a technology developed by the Microsoft Sync Framework group, which is part of the Microsoft SQL Azure team. The result is Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, which provides the rich user experience of a desktop application, with the Sync Framework handling data synchronization with sites created using SharePoint Server 2010.

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