Microsoft has halted - temporarily, according to company officials - sales of its Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services product. SLP Services is set of technologies designed to allow third-party developers to add code protection and activation mechanisms, akin to those Microsoft embeds in Windows as part of its Genuine Advantage technologies, to their own software.
An astute reader sent me a note today, advising me to try clicking on the “How to Buy” link on the SLP Services Web page. When I did, I got the following message:
“We appreciate your interest in SLP Services, however we are currently not taking any new orders at this time. Current customers will continue to have access to the service and support for the SLP Services product through our SLPSInfo@microsoft.com email alias and our MSDN site.”