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.

Feb 18

Protection PLUS 5 SDK Version 5.18.4.0 Released

By Dan H. | Releases

The Protection PLUS 5 SDK is an incredibly powerful / flexible licensing toolkit, allowing your development team to implement even the most complex licensing business logic.  Team SoftwareKey is always looking for ways to make it easier for developers to overcome the learning curve and quickly implement the powerful Protection PLUS 5 SDK features into […]

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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.  If your company does not have a SOLO Server Automation account, the Instant Protection PLUS 3 wizard includes new features to make it easier to evaluate […]

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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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