This is where it’s gonna get fun. To say nothing of visually bold and impressive. Can’t wait to apply this again new use cases.
In my daily reading yesterday, I stumbled across this gem at Qz.com Four days, 170,000 people, and one Metallica concert later, I figured out what Salesforce is by Nikhil Sonnad. It was not only a joy to read, but something of a revelation.
Be warned. It’s very long form, very The New Yorker-ish. Legitimately interested but maintaining adequate critical distance. It’s engagingly well written and well worth your time. It will make you think, and largely (but not entirely) be pleased to be an inhabitant of the Salesforce ecosystem.
If “inclusive capitalism” is to survive, it could have no better advocate than Mark Benioff.
But there are problematic areas that shouldn’t be overlooked, and visible gaps between what’s said and what is done, including this notably vivid observation:
I’d gone to the terrace to avoid two things. The first was the verb “to leverage.” This is a corporate-jargon favorite popular among people at the conference: Instead of saying, “Let’s use Cassandra on this project,” they’d say, “Can we leverage Cassandra here?”
The second thing I was trying to avoid was the constant sight of well-paid Dreamforce attendees, on their way to events like Dreamtalks, Circles of Success, or Keynotes, scurrying past homeless San Franciscans. The pale blue lanyards issued to all of us conference-goers provided access to stacks of radiant apples and self-caring lunches like “Grilled Tofu Bánh mì.” Yes, the label even had diacritics….
Do they donate the leftover lunches, I’d wondered, or should I just push this cart of 200 well-balanced meals out the front door as fast as I can?…
The next day, I saw conference workers throwing leftover meals into trash bins by the dozens. Guess you can’t include everyone.Nihkil Sonnad in QZ
I wish there had been a longer treatment of how prescient Benioff was when he stormed the Siebel Systems Conference with Sassy and a (paid) crew of “protesters” chanting
“The internet is really neat, software is obsolete!”
But that is, in a sense, ancient history.
Regardless of your assessment of Benioff and Salesforce relative to its peer Titans and competitors, this article is a great read because of passages like this, where he explains the whole structural imperative of a reason that Salesforce has been so successful:
People were here because non-tech companies suck at tech, because they are dealing with ancient systems designed by a guy named Jared who never responds to emails, because there is a vast technological gap between the slick, intuitive applications they use as consumers and the obsolete crap they use at work.
I can’t recommend it highly enough. Enjoy!
Mystery of the Phantom (Guest Site User) Flow Finally Solved
Volunteers for Salesforce is a very nifty AppExchange offering for the NPSP Salesforce org. Create a site, create guest user license for people registering on that site. And they can interact with and create records in Salesforce.
Except when you get a flow error every time but know that you deleted the flow in question. So the notion of “delete” in the Force.com platform is celarly at least a little problematic. But a PowerOfUs Hub user mentioned something about default record types in the Guest User/Volunteer profile – and lo and behold that was it.
Now it works like a charm.
Studying more effectively, courtesy of cloud integrations with some of my favorite vendors.
And it helped — along with years of experience – with this.
The way some people mark time in their lives.
The app doesn’t work if you have set – irrevocably, as we all remember – your custom login domain, in this case padp.my.salesforce.com
IF you try to auhhenticate from here, you get an error.
Whereas in a Sandbox, it works just fine. Annoying.
Admittedly, MailChimp is on it.
As you can see below, and they do clarify the situation perfectly, except in on eregard: timing for a fix. Ugh.
Found this nifty little how-to recipe for a developer org.
Synebo Salesforce Logins is a chrome extension and is one of those add-ons & (professional) life hacks that you don’t realize how much you’ll love until you’ve tried it. It’s a terribly nifty tool for managing the multiple login identities that one accrues over time – at least if one is an outsourced Salesforce Admin. Or a developer with lots of different orgs and sandboxes to keep track of.
It drops down and offers enough space to configure choices, but not that much of your screen real estate.
Navigating the Interface
It just feels faster than a normal login.
I don’t know how objective I’m being there.
It’s convenient to use. You can group your orgs as you wish. Add a PIN to gain access to your main interfaceif your environment is busy.
It just feels faster than a normal login. I don’t know how objective I’m being there. really the subtle things that make it simply a delight to use.If you like to triage your world with color, Synebo is happy to help.
See how you can add an instance color.
And the “Propel” just above ‘description’ at the bottom is a tab alias. And when your instance launches….
It just feelslike thoughtful user experience design. Which I like.
I’ve had it for at least 18 months. But it only this past April 11th debuted on AppExchange.
Enjoy! and You’re Welcome!
A sweet story of connections working, as they should, in one’s favor.
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