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Notification Services Documentation Map

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Notification Services is a platform for developing and deploying applications that generate and send notifications. You can use Notification Services to generate and send timely, personalized messages to thousands or millions of subscribers, and can deliver the messages to a wide variety of devices.

For more information about Notification Services, see these sections of SQL Server Books Online.

Section Description

Introducing SQL Server Notification Services

Introduces Notification Services, lists several typical usage scenarios, and provides an overview of the programming framework.

Installing SQL Server Notification Services

Provides instructions for installing Notification Services.

Migrating Notification Services Instances

Provides instructions for migrating Notification Services 2.0 instances to SQL Server 2005 and migrating Notification Services instances between editions of SQL Server 2005.

Notification Services Tutorial

A step-by-step tutorial that builds a Notification Services application.

SQL Server Notification Services Samples

Describes the sample Notification Services applications that are included with SQL Server 2005.

Building Notification Solutions

Contains topics that describe how to define Notification Services applications, configure Notification Services instances, build subscription management interfaces, and build custom components.

Deploying Notification Services

Contains topics that describe how to deploy Notification Services and that walk though the steps for deploying Notification Services instances, non-hosted event providers, and subscription management interfaces.

Administering Notification Services

Contains topics that describe how to update, maintain, and monitor instances of Notification Services.

Troubleshooting Notification Services

Provides answers to frequently-asked questions and provides basic troubleshooting information.

Notification Services How-to Topics

Contains step-by-step instructions for performing Notification Services administration tasks. These topics are also linked to from topics that describe these tasks.

Notification Services Programming Reference

Contains reference information for the application definition file (ADF), instance configuration file (ICF), application development interfaces (APIs), table and view reference, and code reference.

Notification Services Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)

Contains reference topics for the Notification Services debugging and reporting stored procedures.

nscontrol Utility

Contains reference information for the nscontrol command line utility.

Another avenue into the documentation is SQL Server Notification Services (How Do I), which provides links to common tasks and frequently accessed conceptual information.

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