Here is the release overview presentation with screenshots highlighting the important features and functionalities introduced in Salesforce Winter 17 Release
Here is the release overview presentation with screenshots highlighting the important features and functionalities introduced in Salesforce Summer 16 Release
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
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