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Support for online/offline database sync for field devices without internet access

It would be great if there was official support for Microsoft-Sync (or similar technology) so field devices (or laptops without internet access) could use LightSwitch apps offline and sync once they were back online.

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    Sam JohnsonSam Johnson shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would certainly complete the LS tool that would allow it to compete with all the occasionally connected developer platforms(some free) on the market today.

        Microsoft, please wake up, I want to use your products......

      • Sam FungSam Fung commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lightswitch is definitely the development tool with best productivity by far!
        We definitely need the offline support!

      • Dan SiaDan Sia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really believe this is so important. The reason we love Microsoft is that she can make offline rich client so powerful and so productive that no other companies can. If microsoft only want to compete online apps, Microsoft is forgetting her power.

        We need offline/online sync! EVERYONE needs it!

      • Jim SandyJim Sandy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think one shortcoming for Lightswitch HTML client is: when the project is big and having many tables, the javascript for model becomes so big (several megabytes) thus very slow to download, if we can cache the javascript and make it available when offline, then it'll be a great boost for Lightswith user base and developer base

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this online/offline support will make lightswitch the best development tool on earth:
        The best productivity, true universal platform independent!
        And it still uses the Microsoft platform on the server end!

      • anonymousanonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can someone from the VS LS team comment? There are several scenarios where Win7 tablets are used in the field - but they need to work in a offline/disconnected mode and come back to sync.

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