SQL Server Features and ADO.NET
The topics in this section discuss features in SQL Server that are targeted at developing database applications using ADO.NET.
For more information, see SQL Server Books Online for the version of SQL Server you are using, as listed in the following table.
SQL Server Books Online
Enumerating Instances of SQL Server (ADO.NET)
Describes how to enumerate active instances of SQL Server.
Provider Statistics for SQL Server
Describes support for obtaining SQL Server run-time statistics.
SQL Server Express User Instances
Describes support for SQL Server Express user instances.
Database Mirroring in SQL Server
Describes database mirroring functionality.
SQL Server Common Language Runtime Integration
Describes how data can be accessed from within a common language runtime (CLR) database object in SQL Server.
Query Notifications in SQL Server
Describes how .NET Framework applications can request notification from SQL Server when data has changed.
Snapshot Isolation in SQL Server
Describes support for snapshot isolation, a row versioning mechanism designed to reduce blocking in transactional applications.
SqlClient Support for High Availability, Disaster Recovery
Describes SqlClient support for high-availability, disaster recovery (AlwaysOn) availability groups.
SqlClient Support for LocalDB
Describes SqlClient support for LocalDB databases.