Technical Articles

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1268.1892 released on March 2, 2021. 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.

SocketTools .NET 5.0 Framework Preview

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 for .NET 5 ...[Read More]

Microsoft 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 Compression and Encoding

In addition to components and libraries to access Internet services, SocketTools also includes a general-purpose library your applications can use to easily compress, encode and encrypt data. We have already covered support for data encryption, and this article will discuss the encoding and compression components.

SocketTools Support For 32-bit Windows

Microsoft has announced they will begin phasing out support for 32-bit Windows, and they won’t be offering the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to OEMs for 32-bit systems. We want you to know what this means, and how it affects SocketTools and its future development. The important thing to keep in mind is that this announcement does not mean Microsoft is discontinuing all support for 32-bit Window ...[Read More]