I’m pleased to announce that I’ve started as a Salesforce Admin & Junior Developer for many-month migration project for a rather DC-heavyweight client: US Department of Homeland Security’s US Immigration & Citizenship Services.
USICS consists of approximately 19,000 federal employees and contractors working at 223 offices around the world.
About 500 of them work in call 3 centers tending to the case management and efficient stewardship of the process of naturalization, and verifying that US citizens are legally authorized to work by virtue of that citizenship..
The E-Verify program I’m working on produces Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for would-be employees seeking to prove that they can be hired legally. And Salesforce will be helping those call agents at every step of the way.
While I wait for my Public Trust Security Clearance
I can’t personally log in to any system with production data in it. So I spend my sprints vetting/validating field mapping documents, and getting into spirited and healthy debate about what real world situation is being modeled, and what are the best data types to use — you know the sameness-but-strongly-different fault line that often cleaves software targeting the same markets & domains. And then, I can that the results of our debate and appropriately tool the metadata of Salesforce to house first testing data, and then by the time there’s production data, I’ll have my Clearance.
Just installed into a Developer Edition Salesforce Foundation’s latest offering, Gift Entry Manager (GEM), a metadata architecture that sits on top of Education Data Architecture (EDA) to enable campus advancement.
In general, Office 365 Admin tools make me feel 7 feet tall. When I publish a Sway embed in WordPress, I get viewing notification emails from Azure Active Directory (AAD). I’m not surprised that the viewer is anonymous – requiring authentication would drive my “I’m outta here” bounce rate up.
If you want content viewed, don’t put up any more obstacles than are necessary.
Still, because the notification didn’t tell me which Sway was viewed, only the fact that there had been a Sway viewing — it wasn’t a perfectly satisfactory state of affairs. Until I happened to notice a link in the notification…
Search the Audit Log for this Item
Here, where you get a link that identifies which Sway.
So it looks like I need to hit the documentation and start building up a more robust if still imperfect analytics understanding.
A client of mine in Education Services is uploading a large amount of data published by NYS Department of Education about some 7,000 schools & hierarchical entities related (Districts, Charter Schools, Charter Operators) in NY State.
The ETL professional in me likes large numbers. But the SF Admin in me is wondering about a performance hit. Also, hoping to upload this to an Enterprise org I have with Einstein Analytics licenses for the soothing transformations when selecting subsets of the data. Stay tuned.
We still have a few more child objects off the account to go, and I’m wondering if this is a good case for using Big Objects or an external data source. Suggestions welcome!
Project Management in TaskRay is simply too wonderful. It does take a little bit of time to configure properly. But it’s so sleek and aesthetically pleasing.
See this Gallery.
One of the great things about having non-profit clients is that the donates 10 free licenses, a donation the same size (if not the same $ value) as the Salesforce.org non-profit donation. So all your users get this very fancy tool, for free. Fun all around.
This is brief. Gotta get back to analyzing data flows. Two new clients this week.