The word is out and nobody explains it better than Don Box: http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/understanding/pillars/indigo/default.aspx?pull=/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Indigo/default.aspx .  The future of transactional programming will be defined by System.Transactions, WS-AtomicTransactions, the new in-memory transaction manager, Kernel Transaction Manager, Transactional NTFS and so on. And this future is not that far.

 

[Originally posted Oct 28, 2003]