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Admin Commandment #10: An Awesome Admin should sometimes… break the rules!

Rules are made to be broken, right? But, before you start groaning too much, this isn’t one of those ‘twists in the tale’ where we tell you the only rule is that there are no rules and that the first nine commandments were a waste of your time and can be ignored. Most certainly not Read more about Admin Commandment #10: An Awesome Admin should sometimes… break the rules![…]

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 #8: An Awesome Admin should always… care about the community!

As we approach the end of our Awesome Admin Ten Commandments series, we simply had to find space for a commandment relating to the Salesforce community which has taught us, and countless others, so much over the years. In an earlier commandment, we talked about the benefits of admins pushing on with their own learning Read more about Admin Commandment #8: An Awesome Admin should always… care about the community![…]

Admin Commandment #7: An Awesome Admin should always… position themselves between IT and the business

Welcome back to our series on the Awesome Admin Ten Commandments! Last week we spoke at the inaugural London’s Calling community event, releasing all of our ten commandments into the wild for the first time, and we’re excited to share the final three commandments with you all. Starting with… Admin Commandment #7: an awesome admin should Read more about Admin Commandment #7: An Awesome Admin should always… position themselves between IT and the business[…]

Admin Commandment #6: An Awesome Admin should always… blaze their own learning trail!

Well, you don’t have to be the brainiest admin out there to work out from the title that this commandment is about Trailhead. Sort of. What we want to talk about here is really using things like Trailhead as the jumping-off point for embarking on your own personalised learning journey for you and your org. So while Read more about Admin Commandment #6: An Awesome Admin should always… blaze their own learning trail![…]

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 #4 – An Awesome Admin should always… know the value of clicks AND code!

For Admin Commandment #4 we’re focusing on the age-old question of ‘how much code does an admin need to know?’, but with a twist. We believe an admin doesn’t need to know any code to be a good admin, but what’s certain is that they really need to know the value of code: where it’s Read more about Admin Commandment #4 – An Awesome Admin should always… know the value of clicks AND code![…]

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!)[…]

Admin Commandment #1 – An Awesome Admin should always… complete the description and help text fields!

We have been thinking about this one for some time and after bringing a dose of commandments to Release Readiness, we feel it’s time to turn our attention to you Awesome Admins. Over the next 10 weeks we’ll be taking you through the Admin 10 Commandments, dealing with them one at a time. What is Read more about Admin Commandment #1 – An Awesome Admin should always… complete the description and help text fields![…]