SQLNS 2005 is a natural extension of the prior version. And as such
the main concepts of events, subscribers, subscriptions, and
notifications remain unchanged in the newer version. So does the
development methodology and general framework.
There are however, some pretty significant improvements in the newer
version. Better performance, GUI interface, Management API, a new
Analysis Services API to name but a few.
The one change that most affects existing v2.0 instances is the
obsolence of the Notify() function; it's replaced with views that
simply the process of developing the matching rules (and improves
I've blog about the Top 10 improvements here:
Here's a blog that describes the difference in creating matching rules
in v2.0 and SQLNS 2005:
This blog demonstrates how to create subscribers in v2.0:
While in this blog, I demonstrate creating subscribers in SQLNS 2005:
Hope you find these useful!
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On 19 Jan 2006 09:35:30 -0800, "j strate" <[email protected]>
>Does anyoen know how applicable are the books Microsoft SQL Server 2000
>Notification Services and The Rational Guide to SQL Server Notification
>Services to SQL Server 2005? I am starting to dig into SQLNS, but
>would rather hobble on my own if a lot has changed between SQL2K and