Release In Action: Spring ’18 [Video]

We wave goodbye to another successful set of Release Readiness Webinars with the Trailblazer Community team. This time we added a couple of new twists – the first twist opens the door to our new Salesforce Weekly writer, as the wonderful Ines steps into Chris’s shoes for the first time, adding her unique touch and Read more about Release In Action: Spring ’18 [Video][…]

12 days of Salesforce Christmas

On the first day of Christmas Salesforce sent to me Astro dressed as Yeti On the second day of Christmas Salesforce sent to me Two camps of people… Admins and Developers   On the third day of Christmas Salesforce sent to me Three Releases every year… Spring, Summer and Winter On the fourth day of Read more about 12 days of Salesforce Christmas[…]

Dreamforce Digest #4: Final Thoughts, Videos and Farewells

Here we are with our final digest of the annual Salesforce megafest, AKA Dreamforce! For some of us this was our regular escape off to San Francisco for the learning event of the year – the equivalent intake of knowledge to an MBA degree in the space of four days – but for our Dreamforce Read more about Dreamforce Digest #4: Final Thoughts, Videos and Farewells[…]

Dreamforce Digest #1: My my my – Salesforce gets personal

The dust has settled after yet another Dreamforce, giving us the chance to breathe and attempt to descramble everything we heard, saw and learnt. So here are our headlines… “We Are All Trailblazers” The overarching theme this year at Dreamforce was “We Are All Trailblazers”. Now who would have guessed just how iconic the “Trailblazer” hoody Read more about Dreamforce Digest #1: My my my – Salesforce gets personal[…]

Spring ‘17 – our new “favourite” release!

Here we are once more at one of our favourite times of the year – release time – as we usher in 2017 with the next release of Salesforce, which is looking to be one of our favourites. This release, we were honoured to deliver not one but two release readiness webinars for Salesforce, and Read more about Spring ‘17 – our new “favourite” release![…]

Admin Commandment #9 An Awesome Admin should protect their org… for more reasons than you think!

So here we are then with the penultimate post in the Admin Commandments series and this time we turn our attention to how us Awesome Admins should be protecting our org. Let’s start with a simple analogy: Security is an Inside Out job! What does this mean!?! Well, from the outside, by protecting our org Read more about Admin Commandment #9 An Awesome Admin should protect their org… for more reasons than you think![…]

Admin Commandment #5: An Awesome Admin should always… be ready for the next release!

And so we continue… What’s the next item on our awesome admin checklist? Salesforce pushes out new releases three times a year, yes that’s correct a new release drops in our laps not once, but three times each year. These upgrades arrive in the form of the Spring, Summer and Winter releases. Now, since the Read more about Admin Commandment #5: An Awesome Admin should always… be ready for the next release![…]

Admin Commandment #3 – An Awesome Admin should always… backup their org’s data. Because Salesforce is (in some ways) no different to any other system you own!

It’s time for Admin Commandment #3 and this time we move towards perhaps the most overlooked subject in the entire salesforce universe: backups. Or, more importantly, the lack of backups. If we asked a room of admins who backs up their org’s data regularly, we can bet not all admins would raise their hand and Read more about Admin Commandment #3 – An Awesome Admin should always… backup their org’s data. Because Salesforce is (in some ways) no different to any other system you own![…]

Admin Commandment #2 – An Awesome Admin should always… use the sandbox for making changes (with a few exceptions!)

Here we go with our second Admin Commandment – an Awesome Admin should always use the sandbox, where available, for making and testing changes. Hopefully an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how tempting it is to go straight into production with something you might think is a ‘simple’ change. Luckily for us Salesforce have Read more about Admin Commandment #2 – An Awesome Admin should always… use the sandbox for making changes (with a few exceptions!)[…]