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Re: looking for book suggestion

Subject: Re: looking for book suggestion
From: "Jake"
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 20:18:17 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sqlserver.notificationsvcs
Guys,

    Thanks for all of the responses.

Jake

<[email protected]> wrote in message 
news:[email protected]
> Below is a link to the FaxMaker product that Joe mentions &
> documentation on its available API.
>
> http://support.gfi.com/manuals/en/ffn11/ffn11manual-1-82.html
>
> They mention however that they recommend just using the normal windows
> print queue feature they call their NetPrintQueue2FAX feature.  This
> sends a normal word document to a windows printer queue, which sends
> the fax.  You could design your NS applicaiton somehow to send the
> notification data to a properly formatted word document, and issue the
> print command, pointing to the NetPrintQueue.  Not sure how, exactly,
> but sounds doable.
>
> http://support.gfi.com/manuals/en/fax12/fax12manual-1-068.html
>
> Joe Webb wrote:
>> Hi Jake -
>>
>> No, I've never configured a SQLNS system to use faxes for delivery.
>> I've consulted in a shop where they used FaxMaker to send bulk faxes
>> to various recipients. They seems to like it, but I didn't really have
>> any insight into that area.
>>
>> I cannot imagine that calling a faxing API from a custom delivery
>> protocol would be very difficult.
>>
>> Maybe someone else can offer more specific insight here.
>>
>> HTH...
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Joe Webb
>> SQL Server MVP
>> http://www.sqlns.com
>>
>>
>> ~~~
>> Get up to speed quickly with SQLNS
>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0972688811
>>
>> I support PASS, the Professional Association for SQL Server.
>> (www.sqlpass.org)
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 08:46:22 -0800, "Jake" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> >Joe,
>> >
>> >    Thanks for the suggestions. Have you done something like this? Do 
>> > you
>> >have a recommendation on a 3rd party control?
>> >
>> >
>> >"Joe Webb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >news:[email protected]
>> >>I think you've got a couple of options:
>> >>
>> >> There may be a 3rd party vender out there that wraps up fax
>> >> notification delivery functionality for you, but Microsoft has changed
>> >> their web site and finding a SQLNS partner is not nearly as easy as it
>> >> once was.
>> >>
>> >> If you'd like, you can develop your own delivery protocol by either
>> >> developing everything from scratch (yuck) or incorporating and
>> >> existing product into your delivery protocol by invoking its API. The
>> >> former involves low level control of the modem port, etc. The latter
>> >> makes use of a 3rd party product that already does that kind of stuff
>> >> for you. For example, if you can programmatically control FaxMaker or
>> >> some other fax program, you can call it from your custom delivery
>> >> protocol. Just be cognizant of the time it takes to fax someone.
>> >>
>> >> HTH....
>> >>
>> >> Joe
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Joe Webb
>> >> SQL Server MVP
>> >> http://www.sqlns.com
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ~~~
>> >> Get up to speed quickly with SQLNS
>> >> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0972688811
>> >>
>> >> I support PASS, the Professional Association for SQL Server.
>> >> (www.sqlpass.org)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 28 Feb 2006 19:18:19 -0800, [email protected] wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>I have read that you can, but you must build a custom delivery
>> >>>channel/delivery protocol.  The experts (not me) hopefully can answer
>> >>>more to this question.
>> >>>
>> >>>Jake wrote:
>> >>>> Thanks for the suggestions. Am I correct that you can send faxes out 
>> >>>> via
>> >>>> notification services?
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> >>>> news:[email protected]
>> >>>> >I checked out Joe Webb's book (he's often on the board too, and 
>> >>>> >answers
>> >>>> > lots of questions) - the book is:
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > Rational Guide to SQL Server Notification Services
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0972688811/qid=1141172975/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-5836363-6955067?n=507846&s=books&v=glance
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > There's also Shyam Pather's book.
>> >>>> > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0672327791/qid=1141173040/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-5836363-6955067?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
>> >>>> >
>> >>>> > Joe's is very easy to follow, and though written for SQL 2000, all 
>> >>>> > the
>> >>>> > main concepts are there and have helped me greatly in designing 
>> >>>> > our
>> >>>> > 2005 instance.  Can't speak for Shyam's book, although I'm sure 
>> >>>> > it's
>> >>>> > great.
>> >>>> >
>> >
> 



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