Make Your Intranet
Accessible to Everyone
This month’s Snapshot is filled to the brim with
exciting news and events.
Dear ShortPoint Community,
Bringing you regular updates and resource materials to get you up to speed with news at ShortPoint:
- Webinar On-Demand
- New and Updated Support Articles
- Tech Tip
- Faces of ShortPoint: Meet Serban, Our Senior UI Developer
ShortPoint Content Unit Manager
We are overwhelmed by the large number of attendees in the recently concluded Live Mode UX webinar. We are happy to see that you are as excited as we are in ushering in the new era of ShortPoint.
If you want to revisit the demo of the new Live Mode UX by our colleague Joe Dormer or you were not able to join the webinar, do not fret because we have the whole event recorded and available on-demand. Just visit our webinars and events page and click the Join Webinar button.
- ShortPoint Connect Articles
- Remove Hidden Web Parts from the Page (Classic Experience)
- ShortPoint Live Demos with Copy and Paste Magic
- Disable ShortPoint on a Page Using a URL Parameter (Microsoft 365/SharePoint 2019)
- What happens after the ShortPoint license expires?
- Can non-ShortPoint users edit the content of pages containing ShortPoint Design Elements?
- ShortPoint SPFx Trial License
- How to Copy and Paste a Whole ShortPoint Web Part into Another SharePoint Page
5 Microsoft Apps You Can Easily Integrate into Your SharePoint Page Using ShortPoint
If you want to establish your intranet as the central hub for all digital activity and productivity, one of the first things you would need to do is to integrate the frequently used applications in your organization, department or team for easy access and collaboration. These most likely are also Microsoft applications that you are familiar with and want to take advantage of fully. ShortPoint makes it seamless for you to achieve this goal and we are listing five MS Apps you can start with today.
First on the list is your ever-bustling shared or group MS Outlook calendar. With the help of ShortPoint Connect, you can use any of the over 60 Design Elements available to display your activities or events on your intranet. This way, your users always have a quick way to check and confirm important schedules and their location on-the-go. Check out how to use the Shared and Group Events Outlook calendar Connection Types in our Knowledge Base.
Videos are considered the best medium to capture users’ interest and engagement. Showcase MS Stream content on your SharePoint page using the ShortPoint Code Design Element. Embedding your company or awareness campaign videos has never been so straightforward. Follow the steps in this How-To article to get started.
Promote interaction and guarantee participation in company-initiated polls or surveys by integrating MS Forms on your intranet page. Just like your MS Stream videos, it is effortless to insert any form using the ShortPoint Code Design Element. Simply generate an embed code from the MS Forms Collect Responses window, copy it, paste it into the Design Element settings, and you are all set.
Provide your users with quick access to their MS Teams channels by dedicating a section of your intranet page to it. Ensure that they can open shared documents, check conversations, and view tasks without delay right from SharePoint. Learn more about the MS Teams Design Element.
Lastly, if your team is using a specific application developed using MS Power Apps, you can make it highly visible and accessible via your intranet page. The ShortPoint Power Apps Design Element allows you to integrate your application in just a few steps. Add Your First PowerApps Application by following the steps in the support article.
You may have that important initiative and have not thought about taking advantage of these readily available MS Apps. If this is the case, we hope that we have inspired you to try them out because ShortPoint has made their integration into your SharePoint page much easier than ever.
The Faces of ShortPoint
Meet Serban Condrea, Our Senior UI Developer
Great UX and design instill confidence in users. A platform that's intuitive and user-friendly results in fewer user errors and less confusion, making way for happier and satisfied customers. Meet Serban Condrea, the person behind ShortPoint’s interactive and easy-to-use interface.
Serban is ShortPoint’s Senior UI Developer. His work is heavily focused on app development—with performance, scalability, and implementing industry best practices at the forefront of everything he does. What Serban loves the most about ShortPoint is its culture and its passionate community. He said, “Everyone has the desire to always improve and outperform our past selves. We never settle for good enough, always looking to go the extra mile to reach and even surpass our goals.” Serban further explained that although it can be challenging to achieve the team’s overall goals, the team considers it a fun challenge to improve ShortPoint’s product for the customers.
When Serban is not coding, he is usually outdoors. “I love adventure! Traveling and outdoor activities are very important to me,” he said, “I enjoy biking, longboarding, snowboarding, hiking, or simply taking a long walk with my wife and my dog.”
Serban is also very passionate about coffee. “I really immerse myself in this hobby. I’ve tried roasting, brewing, and tasting all sorts of coffee from all around the world,” he exclaimed. Now that we know this, maybe we can convince Serban to send us one of his specialty coffee drinks.
See you in September
More exciting news is planned for September. 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!