COM+ is Microsoft¿s new version of its COM object-oriented programming framework. Built into Windows 2000, this is an extremely powerful and complex technology that consolidates the features of a number of existing Microsoft tools: OLE, ActiveX, DCOM, Microsoft Message Queue, and Microsoft Transaction Server. By pulling all of these disparate services into one unified technology, COM+ hold the promise of greater efficiency and more diverse capabilities for developers who are creating applications - either enterprise or commercial software -- to run on a Windows 2000 system. The demand for reliable and real-world application-based information on COM+ is huge, and so far greatly exceeds the availability of such documentation. This book will provide a coherent, unified view of the COM+ architecture.