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Apr
14
Protection PLUS April 2015 releases
Posted by Tanner O on 14 April 2015 05:47 PM

New releases of all Protection PLUS products are now available as of April 13th, 2015! This includes:

  • Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.1.0
  • Instant Protection PLUS 3 version 3.3.0.0
  • Protection PLUS 4 SDK version 4.7.0.0

Learn more of the exciting details about these releases in our related blog post: Protection PLUS April 2015 releases

Instant Protection PLUS 3 (formerly Instant PLUS) is now sold as a separate product and no longer included or installed with the Protection PLUS SDK products. For more information, read our blog post: Two Products are Better than One – A Case for Unbundling Protection PLUS

We encourage you to download the latest version(s) and provide us with any feedback you may have! The changes in this release are outlined here:


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Apr
8
SOLO Server 1.15.1.3 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 08 April 2015 04:07 PM

SOLO Server 1.15.1.3 was released April 3rd, 2015!

All Instant SOLO Server customers were upgraded at this time.

Any self-hosted SOLO Server customer who is interested in upgrading to this release should contact us.

For more information on the new features, please view our blog post.

The full release notes can be found here which also includes information on recent releases 1.15.1.1 and 1.15.1.2.


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Mar
3
March 2015 Newsletter
Posted by Clay P on 03 March 2015 04:03 PM

Coming Soon: Unbundling of Protection PLUS

Survey results from our last newsletter confirmed our hunch that most of our customers are using either Instant Protection PLUS or Protection PLUS SDK to protect their software. Currently, these are bundled into one product.

The next release of Instant Protection PLUS 3 and Protection PLUS 4 and 5 SDK will separate the product line into these two individual components.

Great Advantages:

  • Lower cost for annual maintenance
  • Easier upgrading
  • Eliminate installing non-essential tools

Don't worry — most existing Protection PLUS customers will be able to access both products using their existing license. You can read all about this coming change in our blog post: Two Products are Better than One - A Case for Unbundling Protection PLUS.

†Instant Protection PLUS 3 was previously branded as Instant PLUS.

When licensing software, should I require customers to activate my software evaluations?

There are many things to consider when creating a trial/evaluation version of your software application, including a standard cost/benefit analysis to determine if requiring your prospects to activate the evaluation version is something you should enforce. We are often asked which approach is best, so we summarized our thoughts in this blog post: When licensing software, should I require customers to activate my software evaluations?

New Success Story: Customization for an Established Organization

Dan VanLuchene, Co-founder and Partner at Integrated Engineering Software, is in an enviable position. Ten reliable products, twenty years of operation, a rock-solid customer base of structural engineers, and a tight, automated system to keep it all humming. It wasn't always this way. His growing business had become painfully hampered by an antiquated licensing system.

In 2012, Dan started the search for a third-party solution for two predominant problems. First, their existing system not allowing network licensing was problematic. Second, they needed to address unauthorized use of their software products.

Read the full success story here.

Webinar Recording: Introduction to and Benefits of the SoftwareKey System

On November 18, 2014, we conducted a live webinar entitled Introduction to and Benefits of the SoftwareKey System. Watch an optimized, 23-minute version of this webinar.

If you are new to the SoftwareKey System or want a fresh look at the latest components and benefits of our technology, you won’t want to miss this video! It was hosted by SoftwareKey Founder and CTO Mike Wozniak, who walks you through an overview of how our cornerstone components — Protection PLUS and SOLO Server — offer many benefits as a software license management solution, including:

  • Get new exposure for your software products
  • Increase your revenues
  • Reduce your software support expenses
  • Maximize your return on investment
  • Around-the-clock convenience to your customers

This webinar is intended for all audiences. Prospective customers will gain a better understanding of what the SoftwareKey System can offer and where to start. Current customers can learn about the benefits they may not yet be taking advantage of. Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered in this webinar:

  • Why choose a licensing system?
  • The benefits of each SoftwareKey System component
  • Why the SoftwareKey System is the best choice for you

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In the interest of better serving our customers, SoftwareKey welcomes questions or comments about our company and our products. Feel free to contact us if there is some way we can assist you.

Latest Product Versions

The latest version of Instant Protection PLUS 3 is 3.2.0.4. Read the Instant PLUS release notes for a list of changes and new features.

The latest version of the Protection PLUS 4 API is 4.6.0.8. Read the Protection PLUS 4 release notes for a list of changes and new features.

The PLUSManaged library is now included in Protection PLUS 5 .NET Edition. The latest version of Protection PLUS 5 .NET Edition (and the PLUSManaged library/API) is 5.14.3.0. Read the Protection PLUS 5 release notes for a list of changes and new features.

Existing customers under a valid software maintenance agreement can download these from the Customer License Portal.

The latest build of SOLO Server is 1.15.1.0. View the SOLO Server release notes for a detailed list of changes and new features.


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Jan
20
SOLO Server 1.15.1.0 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 20 January 2015 04:07 PM

SOLO Server 1.15.1.0 was released on January 7th, 2015!

All Instant SOLO Server customers were upgraded at this time.

Any self-hosted SOLO Server customer who is interested in upgrading to this release should contact us.

For more information on the new features, including the new report that will quickly export data for all your customers, please view our blog post : SOLO Server 1.15.1.0 New Features and Exporting Data

The full release notes can be found here.


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Dec
10
SOLO Server 1.14.2.3 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 10 December 2014 06:58 PM

SOLO Server 1.14.2.3 was released on November 26, 2014!

All Instant SOLO Server customers were upgraded at this time.

Any self-hosted SOLO Server customer who is interested in upgrading to this release should contact us.

We will be rolling out a variety of security enhancements related to keeping customer passwords secure. We continue to recommend the use of random and unique passwords by your customers, and we have also decided to make customer passwords less visible. For more information on why we are making these changes, and the details of what the changes are, please read our blog post: SOLO Server Customer and License Password Security Enhancements

The full release notes can be found here.


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