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Author: Brock Elgart

Top 5 Features of the Salesforce Spring ’17 Release

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Spring is almost here and with it the Salesforce Spring ’17 Release. Here is a countdown of my top 5 favorite features. 5. ConnectApi (Chatter in Apex) Much of the functionality available to the Chatter REST API has been made natively available to Apex through the new ConnectApi class. While developers could previously make SOQL queries against chatter data, the Chatter REST API and ConnectApi class are optimized to assemble social data into feed views.…
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Top 5 Features of the Salesforce Winter ’17 Release

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September is here and with it the Salesforce Winter ‘17 Release Notes. Here is a countdown of my top 5 favorite features: 5. Navigate from a Lightning Component to Another (Beta) Developers can now create lightning components and are able to navigate to other lightning components. This allows us to create complex multi-step wizards in Lightning without trying to cram all of our code into a single Lightning Component. This was a key feature that has…
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HOW TO USE THE FORCE.COM IDE TO FIND FIELDS REFERENCES IN CODE AND CONFIG – FOR ADMINS AND DEVELOPERS

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When deleting, changing the API Name, or determining the purpose of a field, it can be necessary to find all the places that field is referenced. Most developers know how to find field references in code using their favorite IDE, but both developers and administrators benefit from being able to find field references in configuration such as validation rules and email templates as well. Admins: Why Use the Force.com IDE The Force.com IDE may not…
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Top 5 Features of the Salesforce Winter '16 Release

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September is here, and with it the Salesforce Winter ‘16 Release. Here is a countdown of my top 5 favorite features: 5. The Sales Wave App Brings the Power of Wave to Sales Cloud Data (Generally Available) The Sales Wave App allows administrators to build Wave Charts and Dashboards using Sales Cloud data. Wave provides powerful analytics-oriented reporting functionality and now that these analytics reports will live within Salesforce, companies that store large volumes of customer…
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Top 5 Features of the Salesforce Summer ’15 Release

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May is here, and with it the Salesforce Summer ‘15 Release. Here is a countdown of my top 5 favorite features: 5. Merge, Rename, or Delete Topics in Communities Community Admins can now merge, delete, or rename topics in Communities. This allows admins to ensure that these conversations remain concise, clear, and easy to find as their communities grow. 4. Customize Actions in the Salesforce1 Action Bar Admins can now customize the mobile actions available to…
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The Pros and Cons of SSO with Salesforce Identity Connect

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What is Salesforce Identity Connect? Salesforce Identity Connect is an Identity Provider that allows businesses to connect their Active Directory network with Salesforce. Once installed, Salesforce users and Active Directory users can be synchronized, and steps can be taken to simplify or eliminate the Salesforce login process without compromising security. Pro: User Administration in Salesforce Reduced or Eliminated Once Identity Connect is setup you can create a user in Active Directory and assign it to…
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