What is/will be the viability of COM on current and future Windows OSs?
Posted on 2014-12-18
Hello, I thought I'd ask the industry experts because the answer is probably a combination of what Microsoft has said and industry experience in reading the tea leaves.
We have a piece of software that has been useful for over 10 years in the form of a COM object. We have to make a change to it, and this *could* be an opportunity to change the technology that it uses. However, if it (a) works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8 (we haven't actually tested it there) and (b) will probably be fully supported on the next couple of windows OSs, then there is probably *no* reason to change it and we can make the mod inexpensively.
So what do you guys think? COM is no longer being actively developed by MS, obviously, but is it currently fully supported, and is there enough stuff out there using it so that MS will support it in the next couple of OSs?
Thanks for any advice/insight.