XA Transactions in Windows XP SP2

Service Pack 2 adds to Windows XP the same level of security as in Windows Server 2003 for XA transactions (transactions that are used with XA-compliant resource managers like Oracle, IBM DB/2 etc). See my previous post at  http://blogs.msdn.com/florinlazar/archive/2003/12/04/41370.aspx for the more details on how to enable XA transactions after installing XP SP2. If you…

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Don Box about System.Transactions

This is about an old article posted in MSDN Magazine but I want to make sure you didn’t miss the paragraphs about System.Transactions that Don put together in “A Guide to Developing and Running Connected Systems with Indigo“:     “Indigo also provides significant support for transactional programming. Indigo-enabled versions of Windows support a service-based…

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Propagating MSDTC transactions

MSDTC offers two types of propagation for transactions: Export/Import (the most known one) and Transmitter/Receiver. The semantic difference between the two is that the Export/Import is a “push” model (the transaction is “pushed” to the remote machine at the moment when Export is called), while Transmitter/Receiver is a “pull” model (the transaction is “pulled” from…

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