SQL Server Notification Services is the Microsoft SQL Server technology to develop, host, and deploy applications that generate and send notification messages to users. Notification Services can send from thousands to millions of personalized notification messages to multiple subscribers, which enables you to improve communication with customers, partners, and employees.
The two main components of Notification Services are subscriptions and notifications. A subscription is a formal request for a specific event. Users subscribe to events. A notification subscription could be, for example, “Notify me when sales reach $100,000.” Notifications are what the subscribers receive. A notification can contain a web link, an acknowledgement of receipt, a personalized notification, and much more. A notification can be send to a myriad of devices, including an e-mail account, cellular phone, PDA, Microsoft Windows Messenger, and so on. You specify in the subscription whether a notification is sent when a triggering event occurs or is sent on a schedule.
Notification Services is built on SQL Server 2005 and the Microsoft .Net Framework and provides a programming framework for easily developing and deploying notification applications. You can use Notification Services Management Objects (NMO) or XML to develop notification applications. In this session you will first see how to create Notification Services instances. Then, you will learn how to define Notification Services events and event providers and configure the Notification Services generator and distributor. After looking at how to test your Notification Services application, you will see how to create subscriptions and how to optimize your notification solution.
Session objectives 15 minutes each:
Develop applications for Notification Services
Create Notification Services configuration and application files.
Configure Notification Services instances.
Define Notification Services events and event providers.
Configure the Notification Services generator.