Is there still a reason to use COM+ even with .Net 3?

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi everyone.

I am looking for some help.

I am working for a client of mine.  I have just come out of an architecture meeting where the company is looking to completely change the way they write applications.  Basically they want a framework to simplify things in the future.

I am a little uneasy with some of the topics covered in the meeting; mainly the use of COM+ with WCF.

I havent used COM+ since VB6, and I have only really just gotten into WCF (In fact I only ordered the Expert books 2 days ago).  The guy talking about the reasons for using COM+ mentioned object pools, and cross-database transactions (DB2/ SQL), among other benefits.  I was always under the impression that with the correct configuration WCF was supposed to replace all of these benefits and then some.

Am I missing the point?  Is there still a reason to use COM+ even with .Net 3?

Hint: I want the answer to be NO!

Question by:Collindsouza
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    Accepted Solution

    In my opinion WCF is to phase out web services, remoting, Enterprise services, COM +, etc
    You should be able to match every thing which COM+ does with some feature in WCF

    WCF does support object pools and transaction support.
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    thanks for the insight

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