What Is COM+?

Microsoft is positioning COM+ as one of the main reasons to upgrade from NT to Windows 2000 because of the role COM+ plays in letting you build bigger and better applications. In this section, you will learn what COM+ is. A sample project demonstrates how to use COM+ to create and use a component. Later in this chapter, you will see how you can control who can access this COM+ component with COM+ security.

COM+'s Ancestry: COM/DCOM

COM is a Microsoft acronym for Component Object Model. COM is a programming model for packaging software running on the Windows family of operating systems. The term programming model is used merely to indicate that COM consists of two distinct parts.


While COM began as a Windows technology, its ...

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