The Design Perspective
First, remember that in this book we are discussing writing serviced components, and it is from this perspective that I need the ability to refresh the values on the fly. For an EXE, this is not usually a problem; it's just a matter of restarting the EXE. However, restarting a COM+ server application will often affect many users.
Because I'm talking about serviced components, this also means that I have more options for how to deal with the configuration data.