LHS Feature Of The Week #11 - Transactional NTFS + USB Flash Drive

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to  the “Feature Of The Week” newsletter. This week, we will revisit a prior Fear Of The Week technology that we discussed in order to show off a cool capability of that technology. If you are a developer wanting to mess around with TxF (Transactional NTFS), you should especially read on :).

Did You Know? Did you know that on Vista, Transactional NTFS will work with an NTFS-formatted USB Flash Drive? It’s true! If you want to play around with Transactional NTFS and how it can interact with SQL, for instance, but you only have one hard drive, you don’t have to worry about Secondary Resource Managers and all that hubbub, gizmos,  doodads, and what-cha-ma-call-its. Just pop in that NTFS-formatted USB Flash Drive, and play around until your heart’s content.

Since the USB Flash Drive is not the system drive (well, we hope it’s not the system drive in this case :P), you can circumvent the need for secondary Resource Managers when wanting to test out interoperability scenarios with Transactional NTFS (like TxF + WCF, TxF + SQL, TxF + MSMQ, etc.).

Happy Coding :).

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