Introducing the Microsoft Remote Object Invocation Model

Microsoft started its remote invocation technologies with Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), which extended Component Object Model (COM). Then, .NET introduced technologies such as .NET Remoting and XML web services. We'll now cover these technologies in bit more detail.

Introducing COM and DCOM

Microsoft developed COM to enable applications to interact with each other and to promote reusability. COM is the set of specifications that, when followed, allows software components to communicate with each other. Each component exposes its functionality through an interface and is uniquely identified by global unique identifiers (GUIDs). The advantage of using COM is that different ...

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