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MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 by Tony Northrup and Matthew A. Stoecker

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Objective 3.4: Design Offline Storage and Data Synchronization

Mobility is one of the defining characteristics of the modern workforce. Unfortunately, intermittent connectivity is one of the defining characteristics of mobility. Your users often will be separated from your internal network, but they still will require access to their data.

Fortunately, the .NET Framework provides access to the Microsoft Sync Framework, which you can use to synchronize selected data from a central database to a local data store. Users can query and update the local data store and then synchronize the changes to the central database. This objective covers offline storage and data synchronization and how to design solutions that use the Sync Framework.

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