Opengraph image and license

For our website, we sometimes re-syndicate articles and blog posts that mention our organization in our own blog on our site. We summarize the article, and include a link back to the original source.

To help speed creation of such blog posts, I created a feature that uses the opengraph protocol to pre-populate one of our blog posts. These are edited before they are published. Part of this feature is the usage of the image specified in the og:image tag. Basically, this feature is almost identical to what happens when one shares a link on Facebook, etc.

But, with this new feature, my organization has asked me about the licensing for the image grabbed from the og tag. I explained to them that the image is explicitly expressed as what should be used in an “image” preview of the article. My position was basically that, yes, the image is subject to copyright restrictions, as are all images, but when it is specified as the og:image in the opengraph protocol, then they are giving explicit permission to use in social media sharing.

However they want to be more certain about the licensing and copyright implications. I’ve done some googling, but I haven’t found anything that specifically mentions copyright or licensing in regards to the og:image.

Is it okay to serve the og image when linking back to the original article or post?

Do I need an extra license to control access to Sharepoint Online from unmanaged devices?

We have a Office 365 for business Sharepoint Online environment and struggle to control access from unmanaged devices. Users use family laptops without logging to the local OS. When a authorised user opens a document in Sharepoint with a local App (Word) the service and credentials are cached and the next user of the laptop has onautorized access to Sharepoint. I think this is the same issue with internet cafe devices. How can I control access of Sharepoint Online from unmaged devices? Do I need an additional license to configure this? Pleas help Jan

Please explain SharePoint Online License

I am a SharePoint admin and in our company and we are going to do migration from SP2016 to SPO. We recently bought O365 and SharePoint Online Plan 2. We purchased some E3 and F1 licenses. Can someone tell what roles E3 and F1 users play in SharePoint Online Plan 2? Can they(F1 users) be SharePoint administrators/Contributors? I assume there is no restriction for E3 users.

Also does a users(E3 or F1) has to be added to the O365 first in order to get access to SharePoint site apart from already being a Visitors or a Contributor in a SP site?

Thank you for you answer in advance. I think I can get my sleep back. 🙂

Improving a confusing search for Software License ERP admin

I’m building a system for 3D CAD niche software with Dongle Licenses. Both the customer portal and internal portal for tech support and sales. It’s very similar to AutoDesk and Adobe but we don’t have cloud license but USB Dongles. In an attempt to do a global real-time search with the datatables.net library he came up with this:

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The dropdown does not filter but selects from different pools (something like different tables but not exactly all tables).

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User goals: find different users or accounts to a second page which they can check and modify detailed information by clicking on a row. This second part mimics a basic CRM/ERP

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Current search problems:

  • The dropdown doesn’t filter, but selects a pool to be searched,
  • You can still search in real-time for a member when Serial code (pool) is selected and because there is a link established which is confusing
  • I cannot list all vendors and their dongles, then click on that dongle directly
  • I cannot list all dongles used by members (assigned) without duplicates then access that dongle directly. I need to find to search again on the second page (account) Note: We have a security feature which allows the owner to unlock multiple dongles, so in theory he owns and is assigned to multiple dongles at the same time, so when a dongle is being used by a team member there is a “double assignment” to owner and that user, but real clients don’t see this, it happens on the back-end but will make tech support harder. They need to find that account then search again inside that account
  • when searching by member, since not all members have dongles assigned, I need to tell the search (real-time smart) to select from pool 3

Conditions:

  • The account can be a Single-User or Company. Created in SSO without any purchase Not all accounts have members or dongles

  • An account owner is both owner and member (user of multiple dongles)

  • The link between dongle and account is created when dongle license is inserted (ownership) into the account, it doesn’t need to be purchased but it can happen at any time

  • The link between member and dongle is stablished by “assigning” a dongle, but the owner is linked to all dongles in that account

  • Not all member’s have dongles (assigned license)

  • All Dongles have owner if the product was not sold it belongs to house account (Cast) or a third party (reseller)

Possible solutions:

  1. Create 3 pages in the navigation or 3 tabs within and change the name of the page for “Search” each pool (Dongle Serial Code, Accounts and Members). Downside: people could get confused about having to navigate to multiple pages. It is more tedious. However, I’ve seen this in many CRMS
  2. use one global search then filter the duplicates like in Sugar CRM using SQL-like filters, Dev is not happy with this idea and it might get confusing and messy
  3. simplify data structure and try to move members inside the account pool since a team member cannot exist in isolation without an account owner and account. Create two pages “Search by Account, Search By Dongle Serial Code”
  4. SQL joins for cases that relationships are clear and try to simplify the pools (data normalization). https://editor.datatables.net/examples/simple/join.html

Downside: Dev is completely against to do joins. (not sure because it’s hard or they don’t know how to do). They want all relationships to be 1 to 1 but it looks like this is a common thing in programming, it could be done by creating foreign keys in DB and our library has this functionality already.

Ideal user experience: one real-time search without duplicates

Question: what is the proven simple to do the decision to do in this case?

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