Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-08-26 Print this article Print

: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Notification Services Beta 2"> Executive Summary: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Notification Services Beta 2

Notification Services is a new program library and service for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 that provides a server for sending personalized messages to customers or employees. Its a programming tool set at this point, so .Net development skills are required, but its still a good option for shops that are using Microsoft SQL Server.


The software is part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 license, so its a real deal. The main cost will be for developers to learn and use the products programming interface.

(+) Supports e-mail, HTTP post and file system notification, as well as custom notification actions programmed by the user; allows for clustered deployments for high scalability.

(-) No centralized server management or administration tools; requires developers who are proficient in a .Net language to use the products API.

  • Home-grown applications
  • www.microsoft.com/sql/ns

    Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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