Technical Articles

SocketTools .NET 5.0 Framework Preview

Update: Microsoft has released the .NET 5.0 Framework and it is available with Visual Studio 2019 16.8.3 and later versions. Use the Visual Studio Installer to check what version you have installed and update to the current release. SocketTools .NET 10 Build 1260 and later versions include assemblies which target the release version of the .NET 5.0 Framework as part of the base product. Support fo ...[Read More]

Microsoft 365 Discontinues Support for TLS 1.0

Microsoft announced in January 2020 that they would begin deprecating support for TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 for Microsoft 365. As of October 15, 2020 deprecation will begin for all commercial customers, including those using POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP to exchange email.

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1251.1868 released on September 24, 2020. Technical support for version 9.5 ended on December 31, 2019. Earlier versions of SocketTools have reached their end of support. Upgrade pricing is available to developers who have purchased a SocketTools 9 or earlier license.

Technical Support for Windows XP and Vista

Microsoft discontinued technical support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and Windows Vista reached end-of-support on April 11, 2017. These operating systems no longer receive updates and it has been our general policy to end support for platforms that are no longer supported by Microsoft.

OAuth 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

This article addresses general questions about OAuth 2.0 and how it’s used with SocketTools. It covers a large number of topics and has links to external resources for further reading. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the terminology and general concepts prior to beginning development. Support for OAuth 2.0 is available in SocketTools 10 Build 1245 and later versions.