@Charles: Do you mean COM+ (you have COM++) ?

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The first articles about COM+ that I read:

November  1997
Microsoft Systems Journal Homepage

Object-Oriented Software Development Made Simple with COM+ Runtime Services

 

http://www.microsoft.com/msj/1197/complus.aspx

December   1997
Microsoft Systems Journal Homepage

The COM+ Programming Model Makes it Easy to Write Components in Any Language

 

http://www.microsoft.com/msj/1297/complus2/complus2.aspx