Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:18 AM
That depends if you have a need to track system events related to Windows logon, network connection status, power changes, bandwidth, etc. Using SENS, an application can be notified when network connectivity changes, when available power decreases, when a user logs on/off or when there are changes in cache transmissions and bandwidth. SENS notifies COM+ of these events, which assigns them to any subscribing application (COM+ Event System subscribers).
The connectivity functions and notifications of SENS are especially useful for applications written for mobile computers or computers connected to high latency local area networks which help to optimize the application's operation based on those conditions.
I never used the service myself so I'm not sure what kicked it in if you never encountered the startup before.
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