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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Important updates regarding your DNN Sharp licensing

The news that I’ll deliver today is both wonderful and difficult for our DNN community. As many of you already know, for the past 2 years we’ve been focused on repackaging our DNN Sharp modules into one of the most flexible and feature rich low-code platforms that are on the market today, Plant an App. 

The great news is that Plant an App is becoming huge! We’ve had many from our DNN community join as Plant an App customers or investors, so we’re sharing this success. However, it is time to plan on giving up on some legacy so we can be lean in moving forward. We’ve put a lot of effort into coming up with a transition plan that gives you plenty of time to adjust. 

We’re gradually retreating the DNN Sharp licensing on all of our modules except for Action Form and Search Boost. We will continue supporting all existing DNNSharp module subscriptions until the end of March 2022. Action form and Search Boost will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future with new, more affordable, pricing launching for Action Forms this month. We are offering a huge discount to early adopters who migrate to Plant an App before the end of October. 

Plant an App includes all of our DNN Sharp capabilities and more packaged into a low-code development tool. Any existing DNN Sharp customers will be able to redeem 75% perpetual discount when switching to our Plant an App Harvest Plan offering before the end of October 2021.

Of course, this will not happen all at once. We plan on continuing support of DNNSharp modules until the end of March next year, giving our community plenty of time to work with us on each migration plan. 

If you want to learn more and see Plant an App in action, join our Low-Code Cafe weekly community event. This week we are exploring the topic of how to structure a Low-Code application. From initial planning to debugging and deployment, your projects will benefit from employing a Low-Code mindset. 

Aug 10, 2021 - The future of Action Form 

Action Form is the module loved by DNN users of every kind, from contact forms to complex multi-step forms. We’ve decided that we don’t want to strip the community of this value, therefore we’ll continue developing it as a stand-alone module for DNN. For those who plan on continuing their use of Action Forms, we are simplifying licensing significantly and we’re also making it more affordable for everyone. Action Form will be priced at $49.95 per domain and it will come with community support. 

Note that existing licences are not affected until they are renewed under this new plan. 

August 31, 2021 - Minimum requirements increased 

Minimum required DNN version is increased to 9.6.1. Going forward, we'll maintain as close to a 1 year backward compatibility cycle policy as technically possible. 

Note that this affects both getting support when running on older versions of DNN and the ability to install latest builds. 

Fortunately, Plant an App makes it ridiculously easy to stay updated with the 1-click consolidated process. Plant an App upgrades everything at the same time ensuring you will have maximum compatibility and are on the most stable version possible. 

September 30, 2021 - Action Form, Search Boost and DNNSharp module removal update 

We have found that if they were to use only one of our modules, most of our customers would be using Action Form or Search Boost. We've listened to our customers and decided that these 2 modules will continue being sold individually. 

For all other modules, no new licenses will be issued. Instead, you should consider upgrading to Plant an App. Plant an App includes all of the features present with all of our DNNSharp modules and you still have time to secure your 75% perpetual discount. 

Note that renewing existing licensing, as well as purchasing Action Form and Search Boost compatible add-ons individually, is not affected until Dec 31st. 

Oct 31, 2021 - Expiration of the 75% perpetual Plant an App discount 

Thank you to everyone who has made the migration by this date and we hope you enjoy your discount as a thank you from us for your dedication! 

For those who missed the cutoff for this discount, we would like to extend a 35% perpetual discount offer until the end of March 2022. 

Dec 31, 2021 - Renewal of old licenses is no longer possible 

Except for Action Form, Search Boost, and related add-ons, no other type of DNN Sharp license can be renewed. 

Expired licenses can no longer access support and updates and would have to be converted to a Plant an App license to receive updates and support. 

March 31, 2022 - End of Support. 

We've listened to our customers and this date made the most sense. It gives plenty of time to get the budget approved for a Plant an App license, and enough time in Q1 to complete procurement and transition. 

Active licenses will receive the remaining prorated cost as credit towards acquiring a Plant an App license.After this date, except for Action Form, Search Boost, and related add-ons, no other module will receive support or updates outside of a Plant an App subscription. Trying to install such a module on a non Plant an App DNN instance after this date will likely cause errors because of missing dependencies. 

We’re looking forward to having you alongside for the next stage of our epic journey into making the best low-code app development platform. 

Thanks and let’s build the future together! 

Bogdan Litescu
Founder & CEO
DNN Sharp & Plant an App

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