In this article we will cover all the possible questions you might have about ShortPoint for Microsoft Teams Licensing.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Before we begin

  • This article is for Microsoft Teams. For SharePoint, check solutions in this folder.
  • This article presupposes that you have ShortPoint installed in your Microsoft Teams account.

Checking the Type and Status of Your License


To check License information, open Teams, navigate to any ShortPoint tab and click the down-arrow icon on the right side to the ShortPoint tab you have, and select the Settings option from the drop-down:





Open the Account Settings by clicking the cog wheel button inside the ShortPoint tab:





Switch to the License tab. You will see the license status and how many days are left before it expires. Here are the two options you might have:


  • Trial License:



  • Full License:



License types


Trial License

About

This is a free license that you can get to evaluate ShortPoint for Teams. 


Activation

After you requested a trial of ShortPoint for Microsoft Teams on our website, you need to create a ShortPoint tab and then the license will be activated.


If you requested a trial from the existing ShortPoint tab, it will be activated automatically. 


Anyone in your tenancy can try ShortPoint during the trial period.


Expiration

After the Trial license is expired:

  • All ShortPoint features and actions will become inactive. You won't be able to modify the existing or add new design elements to the tabs until you renew the license.
  • The users will still be able to delete the ShortPoint tab using the Remove button.
  • ShortPoint designs will become hidden on the tabs. You will see the pop-up message "Your trial has expired".


Here are messages that you will see across the product when the license expires:


 




Full License


About


ShortPoint Full license for Microsoft Teams is a paid license.


The Full license has a limited number of Designers

Only License Manager and Designers can add new ShortPoint design elements to the Teams tab as well as modify and update the existing ones. Users with No License can only view the content of the ShortPoint tabs.


Activation

After you purchased the license, you do not need to do anything. 

The next time the ShortPoint tab is loaded, the license will be activated. You will be able to edit it, and the message about expired license will disappear.



Assigning users

In the Full license the ShortPoint Designers have to be defined.

After activation, it is time for ShortPoint License Manager to assign ShortPoint Designers


By default, ShortPoint will assign the user who requested ShortPoint SPFx trial as a ShortPoint License Manager. 

Please note that the License Manager is the only ShortPoint Designer who can assign license to other users.


License Manager needs to open the Users tab and:

  • click Assign New User button:



  • or hover over the existing user and click Assign License button:



Note: Check who the ShortPoint License Manager is and how he/she can assign ShortPoint Designers in this solution article: Microsoft Teams: ShortPoint License Manager.


Once the ShortPoint Designers are assigned, this option will be locked. You can reassign your licensed user 1 time per year by emailing us at support@shortpoint.com. We would appreciate if you indicate Reassign ShortPoint User as an email topic.


Note: You are also allowed to request the licensed user change once you have team changes or urgent matters. Please note that reassigning licensed users is subject to ShortPoint license audit approval.


Important: Before you assign a new user, please remember that:
  • The user cannot be shared account;
  • It has to be a real person account. 
Visit our solution article to check What Is Not Allowed in ShortPoint for Teams Licensing.

 

Expiration


After the Full License has expired:

  • All ShortPoint features and actions will become inactive. You won't be able to modify the existing or add new design elements to the tabs until you renew the license.
  • The users will be able to delete the ShortPoint tab using the Remove button.
  • The users will see the ShortPoint elements and created designs on the tabs. They will not be hidden.

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