Developers who create applications using Visual Studio 2010 will have more control and visibility into what happens after their software ships. At PDC session, Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions will jointly announce new code instrumentation capabilities for Visual Studio 2010. All editions of the development suite, with the exception of the freeware Express entry, will ship with Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE).
Dotfuscator has shipped with Visual Studio since 2003 to protect source code from being reverse-engineered. But the new version goes quite a bit further by instrumenting .NET applications for tracking feature use, enabling time limits on application use, and detecting and defending against tampering. It can also stream alerts and runtime data to Web-based services.