All Posts by Dan H.

About the Author

Dan is a software engineer at SoftwareKey with extensive experience in licensing technology and additional experience in video and audio development.

Nov 02

Instant Protection PLUS 3 Version 3.4.0.0 Released

By Dan H. | Releases

We are excited to announce the release of Instant Protection PLUS 3.4.0.0! At SoftwareKey, we have been focused on improving the experience for new and existing customers using our products. The Instant Protection PLUS 3 wizard includes new features when syncing with SOLO Server Automation. A new button automatically syncs with the SOLO Server test author account. […]

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Nov 02

Protection PLUS 5 SDK Major Updates for Android Users

By Dan H. | Releases

​​Protection PLUS 5 SDK 5.18.3.0 Released​Android developers are in for a treat with this release! We have updated to the latest Android NDK 17 for our library builds. In addition to building our libraries with all the improvements of the latest NDK, this means the list of supported processors have increased and now include ARMv7, ARMv8, x86, […]

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Aug 15

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.18.2.0 released

By Dan H. | Releases

Samples Updated to Support Custom Proxy SettingsAs part of our continuous efforts to improve developers’ experience with implementing our SDK, we have made further enhancements to our .NET sample applications. Prior to this release, the sample applications automatically used the proxy settings configured in standard Windows or Internet Explorer settings. We updated our .NET samples […]

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Apr 06

Protection PLUS Spring 2018 Software Releases

By Dan H. | Releases

Team SoftwareKey has recently posted releases for both Protection PLUS 5 SDK and Instant Protection PLUS 3 as outlined in this post. These releases contain major updates to make it easier to evaluate and begin using the tools as well as other minor fixes and enhancements.Instant Protection PLUS 3 Version 3.3.6.0Instant Protection PLUS 3 has […]

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Jul 17

Protection PLUS July 2017 releases

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.2.0With this new version of Protection PLUS 5 SDK, Visual Studio 2017 compatibility has been verified, and the new IDE is fully supported (including new sample projects). We also added new samples using WPF and the MVVM model, which simplifies integration of our licensing into your own MVVM application. Another […]

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Jan 23

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.1.0 released

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.17.1.0 has been released! Our PLUSNative library uses a well-supported open source encryption component called OpenSSL.   We had previously updated to OpenSSL version 1.1 to address some issues seen under specific situations; however, it also caused some issues when PLUSNative was used in a static library.   The OpenSSL community knows […]

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Dec 20

How to license .NET components and controls using Microsoft’s LicenseProvider Class

By Dan H. | General Licensing Tips

Microsoft allows software developers to create tools which extend and add functionality to Visual Studio, making software developers more productive. If you are a .NET component or control developer, it is important to protect your intellectual property with a method to verify that a developer is authorized to use your product. With an ordinary application, […]

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Dec 15

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.16.4.0 released!

By Dan H. | Releases

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.16.4.0 has been released! For Protection PLUS 5 SDK Native Edition (Windows) we have upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.0. This is the latest branch that will be backed by the OpenSSL team for years to come. This release of Protection PLUS 5 SDK NET Edition introduces a new sample demonstrating Microsoft’s LicenseProvider for […]

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Oct 04

Protection PLUS September 2016 releases

By Dan H. | Releases

New versions are now available for both Protection PLUS 5 SDK and Instant Protection PLUS 3! Customers with active software maintenance can log into the Customer License Portal to download the latest versions. Protection PLUS 5 version 5.16.3.0 released! This release introduces many updates to our samples, such as proxy support to our PLUSNative samples. […]

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