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Notification Services is a programming framework based on XML and T-SQL. It is used to create applications that generate and send messages to subscribers. Notifications can be sent according to a schedule, or in response to conditions or events. Notifications can be sent using built-in or custom delivery protocols. They can be delivered to messaging systems such as email or cell phones.
Notification Services applications have a variety of uses, including: