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April 2022

Dear ShortPoint Community!

A new year, a new start. We’ve opened 2024 with an important ShortPoint milestone and a Design Element highlight.

Yvette Tunguia
ShortPoint Content Unit Manager

What’s New?

Security Update: Successful Renewal of SOC 2 Type 2 Attestation Achieved

Everyone knows that ensuring the privacy and security of our customer’s data and information is a top priority at ShortPoint. Proving our compliance with international security standards is not just a one-off event but rather a continuous and constant process.

This is why we are delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved SOC 2 Type 2 attestation for the period of June 15, 2023 to September 14, 2023. We are proud to share that during the assessment period, ShortPoint had no exceptions noted. This underscores our commitment to excellence and our focus on ensuring the highest standards of security.

SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) is a rigorous framework designed to ensure the security of customer data. By obtaining SOC 2 attestation, we've demonstrated our unwavering dedication to meeting the highest industry standards for data protection. Our SOC 2 compliance reflects our robust information security practices, providing you with the peace of mind that your data is handled with the utmost care.

Design Element of the Month: Panel

The Panel Design Element is one of the most-used Design Elements by ShortPoint users. No wonder! With its stylistic designs and convenient ways to organize content, it truly provides the structure our users need to create stunning SharePoint pages. Through Panels, you can easily label each section of your page and group together similar pieces of content. The Panel plays a key role in building a page that is not only easy to digest but also visually appealing.

But did you know that there are more ways to customize the look of your panels? We’ve compiled for you some techniques that you can use to level up the way you showcase the Panel Design Element on your SharePoint pages:

Change Title Text Alignment

The default title text alignment for panels is left. Through this hack, you can quickly change its alignment to right or center.
Check out How to Change the Panel Title Alignment (to Center or Right) for a detailed guide on how to accomplish this.

Create Rounded Corners

By default, the Panel Design Element has square corners. This quick guide will show you how to create rounded panel corners.
Check out How to Make Rounded Corners for ShortPoint Panel to learn how.

Display Panels Side-by-side

With this guide, you can display multiple panels side-by-side in a row. This will allow you to create a unique panel section on your page. Learn how to accomplish this in How to Display 2, 3 or 4 Connected Panels on the same Row.

Experiment with Buttons

The Panel Design Element provides you with the option to add a button. You can use the button to link to other pages in your Site Collection or external sources. But did you know that you can take this to the next level? You can configure the button to add documents to your Document Library without leaving your page.
Check out How to Add a Document to a Library from the Page for more details.

These are only some of the many ways you can modify the Panel Design Element. You can also check out How to Customize the Panel Design Element to see other OOTB options you can maximize or do a quick search of our Knowledge Base to find more information.

The Faces of ShortPoint

Meet Stephen Ng'ang'a, Our Middle Front-End Developer

ShortPoint looks for the best and brightest talent from different parts of the globe. In this month’s Snapshot, we will travel to Kenya to learn more about Stephen “Steve” Ng'ang'a, our Middle Front-End Developer.

Steve spends most of his time working on improvements to ShortPoint’s user experience. He focuses on building new features and ensures that existing ones are easy to use, responsive, and reliable. He collaborates with other developers by reviewing their work and contributes to team discussions. He also lends a hand in resolving customer issues by joining support meetings and providing bug fixes.

“I enjoy being part of a great team whose members care a lot about their work and their colleagues. Everyone contributes to ensuring that we provide the best possible products and services to our customers,” says Steve. For him, one needs to be hard-working, have a strong sense of responsibility, and be empathetic to succeed in this kind of environment.

When not at work, Steve loves to travel. He loves to be exposed to different experiences and try new things. He is especially fond of going to places close to a body of water, may it be a lake or an ocean. He also likes to go where he can do some hiking. “Kenya has great travel destinations, from the wildlife safari to the coast and lakes, just to name a few,” he states. We will definitely take him up on his invitation one of these days.

See you in February

More exciting news is planned for February. 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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