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Lightning Component: Simple Agenda View

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By now, I hope you’ve installed at least one of our free Lighting Components (Jumbotron, Banner, and RSVP) and if not, what are you waiting for? Maybe this last component, our last in this series: Simple Agenda View. This Simple Agenda View component, available to any Salesforce user who has enabled the Lightning Experience, delivers the ability to create a custom calendar, in agenda view, on any record page. With Simple Agenda View you can: …
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Lightning Component: Jumbotron

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Jill and I recently shared our favorite new Lightning Components, RSVP and Banner, and I’m excited to share yet another of Silverline’s Lightning Components available for free on the Salesforce AppExchange, Jumbotron! This Jumbotron component, available to any Salesforce user who has enabled the Lightning Experience, delivers the ability to display customizable content on any Lightning page.  Above you’ll see customize Jumbotron content on the right side of the page. With Jumbotron you can link your…
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Salesforce Lightning Components: Banner

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Hello again, Admins and App Builders! Two weeks ago, Kathleen shared one of our favorite new Lightning Components which can help you with event management and registering people for events. Have you checked out RSVP yet?  Be sure to share your feedback if you have! Today, we’re going to check out another free component we’ve released to help you build beautiful Lightning apps – it’s called Banner. As we here at Silverline build out new Lightning Apps, our top priority is always…
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Salesforce Lightning Components: RSVP

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In my last post, I talked about some great reasons on how you should use Salesforce Lightning Components. Our Foundry team has been hard at work on some awesome components and I’m excited to share one of my favorites with you. RSVP is a free Lightning component that allows users to register for events on any record page. RSVP does the hard work for you by keeping track of who registered for an event, the…
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4 Reasons You Should Use Salesforce Lightning Components

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Salesforce has made a huge investment into the new Lightning platform and we believe it represents innovative, next-generation opportunities for our clients. Lightning includes the Lightning Component Framework and some exciting tools for developers; using these technologies you can seamlessly customize and easily deploy new apps to mobile devices running Salesforce1. Why use Lightning Components? Lightning Components give you a client-server framework that accelerates development, as well as app performance, and is ideal for use…
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How to use Salesforce Lightning Connect to show a related list of external data

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Here is a hands-on guide to using Salesforce Lightning Connect to show a related list of external data for a given account. Let us first configure the External Data Source. First, go to Setup -> Manage External Data Sources -> Click New External Data Source. Here let’s choose the name and type of our data source. I will create an external data source called Third Party System of type Lightning Connect: OData 2.0. For Parameters, I…
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When to use Salesforce Lightning Connect

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You have heard about Salesforce Lightning Connect. Now you want to know when to use it, or if it is even applicable in your implementation.  Just because it’s out there doesn’t mean you have to use it. You should consider using Lightning Connect if it will save you time, money, or resources. Our client, for example, is implementing Salesforce and wants to surface data to its 200 users from a 3rd party system. This data is to be…
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3 Steps to Becoming Salesforce Lightning Ready

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You’ve heard so much about Lightning, but it’s so much more than a refreshed user interface. Lightning is a completely new Salesforce with 150+ new features, designed to maximize user productivity, complete with analytics and in-line intelligence that will drive transformation across your organization. But will any of your current configuration or custom development conflict with the new UI? Silverline can help! Before we develop, customize, and implement the new Lightning platform and modules for…
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Integrate Increasing Data Sources with Lightning Connect

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In this world of increasing data sources; business users, managers, and executives want many data points from disparate data sources at their fingertips. This allows them to make smart, data-driven decisions. After many years of collecting data, companies end up with countless systems such as CRM, accounting, HR, and many more. Herein lies the challenge: How do you surface accounting data from system A and HR data from system B into Salesforce? Previously, this challenge has…
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What is Salesforce Lightning Connect?

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Salesforce Lightning Connect allows you to setup an external object (which is like an actual object in Salesforce, but is ReadOnly and cannot be used in reports, among other limitations) but the data is not stored in Salesforce. Instead, when a user views a list, related list, or detail page of records of that object; Salesforce Lightning Connect will make a real-time request to its related data source as it is configured. That data source must be provided…
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