If the Organization Wide Settings (OWD) in your Salesforce Org is set to anything other than “Public Read/Write” for any of the standard or custom objects then it is more than likely that you will need to setup some sharing rules to share these records with other users. So what are the different ways to share records? Here is a checklist of all the different ways (19 that I could think of) in which you can share records in Salesforce. You can use this as a quick reference guide to help you determine which of these options will be most appropriate to meet your business requirements. More
This is quite helpful for those who are not already aware of this. If you are integrating Salesforce with other systems using workflow and Salesforce’s native outbound message feature, how do you test the same. For example, you have configured the workflow rule and the outbound message and now you would want to make sure that when the workflow evaluation criteria and rule criteria is met, the outbound message is getting triggered. You may also want to know the format and the structure of the message that is being sent. This may be required by the team on the receiving side of the outbound message so that they know how to process it. More
Here is a little funky trick. Next time you want to connect to Salesforce, you don’t have to open the browser, type the URL, type the username and password and click “Log In”. All you need to do is to tell your computer.
Okay, before you get too excited, I must apologise to windows users. The trick here is for Mac users. Now since I do not have a Windows PC, I can’t explore this on Windows but can’t imagine that there won’t be something similar on Windows to achieve this. Sorry about that guys. More
No, I am not kidding. Even if you are not a developer, you can still learn the basics of Salesforce REST API in just under 60 minutes. Here is a step-by-step do-it-yourself guide on how to make REST API calls and interact with Salesforce.
But first of all, what is Salesforce REST API? Here is a very simple explanation – Salesforce REST API allows you to interact with Salesforce from outside the Salesforce. That means that you can create / update / delete records in Salesforce from an external program. That means that you can issue a query to Salesforce and get the response. More
Here is the release overview presentation with screenshots highlighting the important features and functionalities introduced in Salesforce Spring 16 Release