April 2022 Snapshot

Make Your Intranet
Accessible to Everyone

This month’s Snapshot is filled to the brim with
exciting news and events.

SharePoint Webinar
April 2022

Dear ShortPoint Community,

We’ve been busy wrapping up our new release and producing new resources that will help you take advantage of new features this April. We also have an important announcement for IE users and a wonderful reason to celebrate with ShortPoint colleagues and with you.

Check out what we have in store for you.

Yvette Tunguia
ShortPoint Content Unit Manager

ShortPoint Page Builder With Live Mode Released in Waves

The wait is finally over! We are excited to announce that the Public Release version of ShortPoint Page Builder with Live Mode is now being released in waves to existing customers who are subscribed to auto-upgrade. Once you are upgraded, you will be able to enjoy an entirely visual, real-time, and live experience in designing your SharePoint intranet pages with the introduction of the Live Mode editing interface in modern pages. You will also get a pumped-up Grid Mode experience with changes that make it more enjoyable and smooth to use on both modern and classic pages.

We’ve prepared resources to get you started in migrating your existing pages built with legacy ShortPoint versions into the new experience.

Watch out for the update to your tenancy and explore the new ShortPoint Page Builder and its Live Mode and Grid Mode editing experience. If you are not on auto-upgrade, here is an article you can check out to enable it. We hope you have fun designing with it, as much as we had fun developing it with you.

Quarterly Company Update: Q1 2022

Our Founder and CEO, Sami AlSayyed, is back to provide you with a rundown of what the ShortPoint team has accomplished, what we are working on, and a new life hack that will inspire teams to help each other.

He introduces you to ShortPoint Accessibility and gives a brief demonstration of its features and what value it brings to your intranets. He talks about ShortPoint Page Builder With Live Mode and other features in the works. He also brings forward ShortPoint’s commitment to security and what measures we are taking to fulfill it. He wraps up with an activity we do every month that allows us to appreciate the help we get from our colleagues day in and day out.

We Are Sunsetting Support for
Internet Explorer

In an announcement by Microsoft, they have implemented the end-of-life for Internet Explorer. This means that support is no longer available for the browser and the development of new features for it will be stopped.

Following this, ShortPoint will be dropping support for Internet Explorer starting October 30th, 2022. We will no longer guarantee a seamless experience when using the browser to design with ShortPoint. Rendering page designs in Internet Explorer may not be perfect and we will not be able to fulfil requests for support on issues encountered in the browser.

If you are currently using Internet Explorer for design with ShortPoint, we recommend that you adopt modern browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Brave. This will ensure that you get the optimal experience when designing with ShortPoint.

Webinar Recording: ShortPoint Accessibility

On April 14th, 2022, our team put together a webinar that introduced ShortPoint Accessibility, it's features and how being AI-powered allows users the ability to achieve a fully accessible and inclusive intranet in record time with minimal effort. We were joined by a record number of participants and we had the chance to interact with and answer questions from them.

Additionally, if you'd like more information about implementing Accessibility Tools for your ShortPoint site, schedule time with our sales team. We will be happy to assist you.

Video Tutorial:
Make Your Intranet Accessible
With ShortPoint Accessibility

Find out how to enable ShortPoint Accessibility on your intranet sites and how to manage it in the new tutorial video. Learn how the newly released feature detects and remediates accessibility violations on your existing pages, may it be in the hundreds or thousands of pages, in just 24 hours, and get you a fast start in achieving a fully accessible and compliant intranet.

ShortPoint is Certified as a
Great Place to Work

There is no better affirmation of a company’s culture and employee experience than a Great Place to Work® Certification™ by the prestigious Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. ShortPoint has earned the certification and, with pride, we share this achievement with you.

It is indeed a privilege to be part of a remote-first company that values each employee’s contributions, cares for everyone’s well-being, is diverse and inclusive, provides career development opportunities, and so much more. We know that this culture is one of the major factors why we are successful at giving our customers an exceptional product, excellent customer support, and added value in every interaction with a ShortPoint representative. We are truly grateful and celebrate this milestone with you!

The Faces of ShortPoint

Meet Muhammad,
Our Chief Financial Officer

The Finance function is at the heart of ShortPoint and the team ensures every beat is healthy, has a purpose, and helps the company achieve its greatest potential. This April, we introduce you to the individual who leads the team. Muhammad Faisal, our enthusiastic and passionate CFO whose main task is to help in scaling up ShortPoint’s operations and take it to the next level.

Muhammad values autonomy, independence, and flexibility and these are the things he loves the most about working at ShortPoint. He finds working with team members from opposite time zones challenging but has found that technology applications help a lot in connecting with everyone and running a seamless remote-first company.

He is such a supportive persona in ShortPoint’s management team. He puts in hard work and lets its outcomes speak for themselves. “Work hard and let success make the noise” is his recipe for success.

See you in May

More exciting news is planned for May. Stay tuned! And if you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please send us a note. We love to hear from you.

See you next month, ShortPoint hero!

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