Mission accomplished. :-D Ingo Rammer is now an Enterprise Services guy. We had a very interesting discussion at a conference last week and I explained some additional Enterprise Services details to Ingo for which I had no room in my book. We also talked a bit about the results of my analysis of the COM+ patent and I guess that may have sparked Ingo's wish to be able to get at those internals and to be able to extend the "unmanaged context". My impression is that COM+ may be a bit too far down the road in it's life-cycle for Microsoft to make such "extensibility for everyone" happen there, but that the general interest in AOP and the various extensibility points in managed code today seem already to be hinting at a more extensible architecture for whatever type of renovated/rebuilt/new services infrastructure they may come out with tomorrow.