Managed and Unmanaged Contexts

To approach our current EnterpriseServices/COM+ discussion in a somewhat different director, let me ask a question that's been nagging me for a while now. Perhaps someone knows the answer or can point me towards some documentation (online, book, whatever). What exactly is the relation, and the interactions between, unmanaged and...

ES Wishing Well (Part II)

All this whole recent discussion on Enterprise Services and COM+ has made me think a little bit more on what my own opinions on the whole matter, and I've come to a few conclusions: My biggest wish for .NET EnterpriseServices is for them to become more transparent. How so? Well,...

The need for ES

I was writing a long reply to John Lam's question on the need for Enterprise Services, when I accidentaly pressed Alt-RightArrow on my keyboard. No way I'm gonna write all that again, so here's the core of what I wanted to say: I agree with John that .NET makes a...

Custom Surrogate

Well, the use of CoRegisterSurrogateEx() turned out to be easier than I expected. I buildt a small managed sample to try it out, and the result is here*. Of course, this API seems to be pretty undocumented, but a quick Google search turned up this, which was enough to get...

ES Redux

I just read Clemens' comments on my last entry. I really appreciate it! CoRegisterSurrogateEx() sounds like something I really want to look into. It's a pity we won't have COM+ 1.5 on our hands any time soon (besides RTM being so far away, it will take serious time for the...

More EnterpriseServices Fun

Clemens Vasters and Ingo are carrying on an interesting conversations on .NET's EnterpriseServices and Remoting. I agree with a lot of what they say. However, I also have my pet peeves about COM+/EnterpriseServices. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like what services ES provides, and .NET makes it super-easy...

EnterpriseServices Wishes?

Ingo wishes .NET's EnterpriseServices framework allowed interception a la .NET Remoting. So while we're at the wishing well, let me add my own to the list: </p> Make the ServicedComponent attribute-driven registration public, so that we can extend it with new attributes. Provide managed classes to access the COM+ catalog....

Everett Info

Sam Gentile just got a new article published on O'Reilly OnDotNet on the new features of Visual C++ on the upcoming Everett (aka 7.1/2003) release! Cool stuff....

New Cable Modem

I had been having problems with my cable modem internet access since friday night (the damn thing kept connecting and disconnecting from the network every couple of minutes). Around noon today (yep, on a Sunday), the guys came in to check it after I called Support, and replaced the old...

New Music

Got a chance to hit our local Tower Records store with my friend Carlos on Wednesday, and got out with a copy of Monster Magnet's Powertrip album...