Codename “Anchorage”, a project of SQL Services Labs is an evolution of SyncToy, a powertoy for Windows used to sync files between different computers, being developed for Windows Azure. It uses the Microsoft Sync Framework to let you keep different types of content synced across not just different PCs but also services and devices. Some of its usage scenarios include syncing of:

  • My Favorite Pictures – being synchronized between SmugMug.com, PhotoBucket.com, my Live Mesh folder, my removable USB drive, and PCs in my network…
  • My Public Contacts – synced across my Windows Mobile device, Outlook, Windows Contacts, Hotmail, Live Mesh, etc…
  • My Internet Favorites – Synced across Live Favorites, my mobile browser, and my PCs at home and work…
  • etc…
  • Anchorage UX

    Scheduling in AnchorageAccording to the website:

    We’re evolving the popular SyncToy application to enable much more than just file/folder synchronization between PCs! With this project, providers will be able to register and be discovered in a variety of sync groups including contacts, files, favorites, videos, as well as synchronization across services such as the Live Mesh, PhotoBucket.com, Smugmug.com, and more. Powered by the Microsoft Sync Framework – this E2E and hub for sync providers has value for both consumers AND developers…

    This project is currently in incubation with the download links marked as coming soon. The UI is pretty and could potentially allow you to move images from your desktop to Facebook or contacts to Hotmail using Live Mesh only. The scenarios could be endless with seamless syncing of data between different services. For currently possible scenarios, check our Live Mesh Scenarios Directory.

     

     

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