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A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Dan Sullivan, Bob Beauchemin

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16. Notification Services

NOTIFICATION SERVICES IS another example of how SQL Server becomes a more visible part of a multitier, service-based application architecture. This chapter is a brief introduction to Notification Services.

What Is SQL Server Notification Services?

SQL Server Notification Services was originally released in the summer of 2002 as a licensed part of SQL Server 2000. It shipped as an MSI file that you downloaded from the Microsoft Web site, similar to the way improvements to SQLXML support were available as “Web releases.” When installed, SQL Server Notification Services did not change the internals of sqlservr.exe; neither were the services loaded in SQL Server’s process. It was not integrated into the SQL Server 2000 installation ...

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