Here is the release overview presentation with screenshots highlighting the important features and functionalities introduced in Salesforce Spring 16 Release
Sometimes you would want to lock records in Salesforce so that they can no longer be edited or deleted. When a record has reached the end of its lifecycle, nobody should be allowed to modify the record any longer. For example once an opportunity record is closed (closed won or closed lost), it just needs to live in system without being touched. Same can be for “Cases” or records sitting in your custom objects. Or maybe once a record has been interfaced to a backend system, you would want to lock the record so that it can no longer be modified in Salesforce.
So, then how do you lock records in Salesforce so that it can no longer be modified? More
Salesforce has released a FREE version of its Analytics Cloud and typical to any Salesforce products or features, this looks cool too. The user interface is quite intuitive and it won’t take more than 10 minutes for you to learn the basics and figure out how to slice and dice your data.
Analytics Playground (as Salesforce is calling it) currently has three main features
- There is a tutorial that tells you how to use it
- You can upload your data (from Salesforce, CSV, Excel or Google Spreadsheet) and play with it
- Explore the dashboards that Salesforce has pre-created for you to play with
One of the best part of Analytics Playground is that you don’t have to have a Salesforce account to use it. You can upload the data from your Salesforce Org, CSV, Excel or Google Spreadsheet and use the magic of Salesforce Analytics to get the data dance to your tune.
In this free version you will not be able to save your data or the visualisations though you can export it as an image.
Take a look. You are going to like it. Navigate to https://www.salesforce.com/analytics-playground/
Salesforce Professionals, Admins, Consultants, End-Users – If you think SOQL = For Developers, you may want to reconsider. Using SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language) you can talk to the data stored in your Salesforce Org in easy and yet powerful ways. How many records are there in Account object, how many Contacts exist for an Account, what is the count of Opportunities by stages – and many questions can be answered in less than a minute using SOQL. If you don’t know SOQL, you will be creating reports, getting the information and deleting these reports. More
If you thought Apple Watch is just another funky hi-tech watch, you are right. But it is not just that. Your watch can now also be used in your business/work as another cool technology. I heard Marc Benioff saying that there is no reason why you can’t run your business from your mobile phone. Salesforce seem to be taking it to another level. Now you can run your business from your wrist. With Apple Watch coming out next month More