Let's briefly discuss what is happening during synchronization. If this doesn't interest you, go ahead and skip over it. The CRM geeks among us will undoubtedly want to know how and why because synchronization is never an easy proposition.
Don't expect a definitive synchronization reference here. If you are tasked with really understanding the Microsoft CRM synch process, you need a text that goes into great detail on SQL Server replication. Try Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Unleashed by Ray Jenkins, Paul Jensen, and Paul Bertucci.
Microsoft is definitely eating its own dog food when it comes to the synchronization mechanism used for Microsoft CRM. Microsoft is using SQL Server Replication to keep the main CRM ...