Technical Articles

Technical Support for Windows 7

Microsoft announced the Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms have reached end-of-support on January 14, 2020. These Windows desktop and server platforms will no longer receive updates, and it has been our general policy to end support for a platform that is no longer supported by Microsoft. However, it is expected that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will continue ...[Read More]

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1216.1586 released on December 20, 2019. 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. However, it is evident that these platforms will continue to be used by some businesses and end-users as they ...[Read More]

Secure Connections Using SSL and TLS 1.0

Many server administrators are now explicitly disabling SSL and TLS 1.0, requiring TLS 1.1 at a minimum, with a preference for TLS 1.2. If your software uses SocketTools to establish secure connections, this can potentially have an impact on your applications.

SocketTools IPv6 Support

Although IPv6 has been getting a lot of attention recently, it’s actually been around for quite a while now. Work on the protocol began in the early 1990’s and there have been public IPv6 networks that have existed for well over a decade. Currently, IPv4 remains the dominant protocol used over the Internet (the worldwide adoption rate for IPv6 is approximately 27% as of early 2019). However, this ...[Read More]