Our Own Forum is Now Live! Please Join Us at the "Transactions Programming Forum"

I’m really happy to announce that our own forum, dedicated to transactions in Windows and .Net is now live at http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=388&SiteID=1 The RSS feed for the forum is http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/rss.aspx?ForumID=388&Mode=0&SiteID=1 I hope that by having a forum that is dedicated to Transactions technologies we can build a better channel for our customers to get quick and…


Windows Communication Foundation ("Indigo") Forum

Indigo has its own forum now:http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=118The forum is one more way in which you can interact with the Indigo team and its community.  See you there!


Why and When to use transactions?

Many people ask – do I need transactions? Why do I need them? When to use them? The answer is simple: use them all the time, unless you have a very good reason not to (for instance, don’t use atomic transactions for “long running activities” between businesses). The default should always be yes. You are…


Transactions Sessions at PDC 2005

If you are at PDC this year, don’t forget to attend the sessions related to transactions. An easy way to find these sessions is to go to http://commnet1.microsoftpdc.com/content/sessions.aspx and search by Keyword=”transaction”.   I especially recommend the session called “FUN320 – Windows Vista & “Longhorn” Server: Improving Reliability Using System.Transactions and the Transactional NTFS and…


WS Specs for Transactions Updated

The WS specifications related to Transactions (WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity) have just been updated. They are available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/webservices/understanding/specs/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnglobspec/html/wsatspecindex.asp.


Indigo Transaction Samples

Some transaction related sample code using Indigo is shown at http://winfx.msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/indigo_samples/html/1a9842a3-e84d-427c-b6ac-6999cbbc2612.asp Assuming that you already have the latest released WinFX build installed ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CE888B4C-CCBD-452F-9D90-F4B7190CCA24&displaylang=en ), you should also install the MSDTC hotfix from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32187993-4736-4A06-97C7-1282B67E3137&displaylang=en so that you can use the new WS-AtomicTransaction protocol. Andy shows the necessary steps to install it at http://blogs.msdn.com/distilled/archive/2005/06/23/431821.aspx


Indigo and Avalon Beta1 RC Available for Download

“Indigo” and “Avalon” Beta1 RC are available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B789BC8D-4F25-4823-B6AA-C5EDF432D0C1&displaylang=en. More info can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/Longhorn and http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices.


What do you want to know about transactions?

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