To avail of the Code Protector or Runtime features/fixes included in this release you will need to update your current permutation and either a) install/update the appropriate NuGet packages for SpAgent or b) download & install Code Protector and Permutation (if using older Microsoft.Licensing SDK ).
Software Potential Service
- New UI for Feature Assignment in License Issue: - The License Issue and License Reissue pages have been modified to allow greater control when selecting product features to be added to or removed from a license. The new UI also improves the responsiveness and throughput when manually issuing/reissuing licenses. Please see the following KB article KB43 for more details of the new, improved UI and workflow.
- Subscription License Start Date: - When issuing a Subscription license it is now possible to set the subscription Start Date. By default the Start Date is set to the Issue Date of the license but it is possible to override this to set a specific start date. For example a vendor may wish to issue all subscription licenses for a given customer with a common start date that is synchronized with a subscription order in an external eCommerce or order management system. This can ensure that all such subscription licenses will fall due for renewal at the same time.
- New Manual Activation UI for Distributor: - With this release of Distributor there is an option in the Web Admin Activation page to create a manual activation request file that can be submitted directly to the new Software Potential Manual Activation site at http://manualactivation.softwarepotential.com. This allows customers complete a manual activation without the overhead of the current copy and paste mechanism and without needing to involve the vendor in the process.