The information provided in this case study is taken from the Microsoft white paper Designing COM+ Applications, supplied by the COM+ team.
"Dan, I'm glad I ran into you."
"Bill, somehow I don't believe this was a chance encounter."
"Well, you're right." Bill smiled glumly. "The other day, when we met with the Enterprise Architecture team, I said the RMS application would not use the new version of COM being released with Windows 2000. We're still not using COM+, but we're using a lot of the technology that it's based on. I've been getting lots of questions from the development team about this new stuff. We're not sure our design for RMS will work in the COM+ world."
"Bill, you're starting to sound like one of your young, hot-shot, super geeks. There is always some about-to-be-released technology that will change the world. Somehow, the world always survives. Why do you think COM+ would have that much effect on RMS?"
"Well I'm sure my team would love to save the world, but we'll just settle for saving the company. You now how a big part of MSF is versioned releases? We're just trying to make sure our design is solid for now and later."
Dan paused as he realized the positive effect MSF was having on the development team. "I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. You're right. You know, I was at an executive briefing last year where I heard a great presentation on COM+. I made a few friends on that trip; I'll see what I can do."