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Feedback on login pop up window on startup to VW and licensing mechanism:


As a relatively small firm we ned to manage our licenses carefully. The login screen/pop-up is often our only window on to what the license status is. Since we don't sit within the same office (all working from home these days) it can be a pain to chase round to see who is in or out of VW...


  • Make it clear whether you are borrowing or taking an active license from the server (3 buttons BORROW, LOGIN, QUIT)
  • When borrowing only allow users to select up to the maximum number of days allocated (poll the server first to determine the length
  • Show how many licenses are available (before clicking to continue)
  • Hide all the other information in a separate pop-up window (with an options button to access)
  • Being able to notify other users that a license is needed if we have run out - that would be great!
  • Receive notification when a license has been released and is now available
  • Open to abuse perhaps, but being able to forcefully reclaim a borrowed license when a user is offline/unavailable (if someone is off sick or laptop is unable to connect to network)
  • If upgrade/update process remains the same being able to update the software without using up a license at the time would be good. I.e run the update without a license, ("an update is available...." is shown at login screen)


Just some thoughts...






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