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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #20

Introduction to Performance Testing

When you first started building your Salesforce implementation, probably anything that was deployed was peppy and responsive. Searches responded instantly. Page loads were less than two seconds. All the users could be fully engaged without any noticeable effect on the system.

Now you need to grow the system, whether that means user base, data volume, or transactions per second. Furthermore, you’re asked to confirm that your solution will perform at-scale. This article provides guidance on how to solve these challenges through performance testing.


How to Deal with the Salesforce Insufficient Privileges Error

If your organization uses the Principle of Least Privilege or is utilizing the new Minimum Access User Profile, then you’ll need to check and verify that the permissions in the user’s permission set are there. On the user detail page, scroll to the Permission Set Assignments related list and click each permission set. On the permission set overview page, click Object Settings, and review the assigned object permissions. Review the user permissions in the App Permissions and system Permissions sections. Repeat these steps for each permission set assigned to the user.


Salesforce Release Readiness

Our Winter ’21 release is almost here and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the most of all the new features. We may not be in the studio this time, but we still have our product managers coming to you live. They’ll guide you through what’s new and give you a sneak peek into their roadmap for the rest of 2020.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #19

Einstein Analytics ISV Hackathon

ISV Partners are invited to take part in an Einstein Analytics for ISV Hackathon! Access to Salesforce Partner Community, Google Drive, & GitHub required. Restrictions apply. Read Rules

Build an Einstein Analytics application using the NEW Einstein Analytics Embedded for ISV license. This license allows OEM partners to include EA with their solutions, with up to 25M rows of data.


Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Mobify

Mobify will provide Salesforce Commerce Cloud with a modern storefront solution that will allow brands to customize their commerce experiences faster and more frequently, deliver an enhanced shopping experience across any channel, and further increase conversion and revenue to drive success in the digital-first economy.

Global brands such as Under Armour and Shiseido rely on Mobify to provide a modern progressive web app experience and the infrastructure to host, scale, and secure their digital storefronts in a headless environment so they can stay ahead of customer demands and deliver a lightning-fast experience across all devices. 


App Exchange Tech Talk

Join the next AppExchange Tech Talk on 9/10 at 11 am PT to get an insider’s perspective on how the AppExchange team reviews partner apps. App Exchange will be sharing the top tips you need to know in order to pass security review with flying colors. If you’re currently building a new app or going through security review for the first time, don’t miss out on this exclusive Tech Talk.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #18

The New Retail Playbook

In the blink of an eye, the retail industry changed. The majority of retailers closed their doors to adhere to shelter-in-place orders. Big box and grocery retailers barely kept up with demand while non-essential retailers were left with excess inventory. Digital shopping surged.

As restrictions lift, you may have already reopened your doors or are planning to do so. Regardless of where you are on your journey, this playbook will help you adapt today and prepare for future unexpected events while building a new level of confidence with shoppers.


Custom Notifications for your Mobile SDK Apps

Salesforce Mobile SDK enables developers to build custom mobile applications tailored to their specific business and UI needs. With the release of Salesforce Mobile SDK 8.2, you can now include custom notifications in your Mobile SDK applications. This has been a huge request from our customers who will now be able to leverage all the great aspects of the Salesforce Notification Builder feature.


Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp for Platform Developer I (TVB450)

***SPECIAL OFFER***

Register through October 31st, 2020 at the special price of $199 USD per learner (normally $900 USD). Simply use the promo TVB450AMER199-2020-06 at registration checkout to unlock your discount.*

*Terms and Conditions: Promotion available for a limited time and subject to change. Promo code will be valid for one-time use on any Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp for Platform Developer I class booked through October 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (local time). Promo code cannot be combined with other offers. Registration is non-transferable.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #17

Ignite Your Inner Integration Trailblazer With Salesforce’s New Trail

Integration is the process that enables systems within a company to communicate with each other. It’s a common bottleneck that keeps organizations from optimizing, resulting in data silos and inefficiency. Data is necessary in order to achieve digital transformation, but that data lives in thousands of systems and apps. This slows down innovation.

Companies are facing increasing consumer expectations and shifting market conditions, creating demand for data integration projects. Right now, 92% of IT leaders say their integration needs go beyond IT and encompass a wide range of business functions. Every function in the organization depends on connecting applications, data sources, and devices for day-to-day work.


FALL IN #LOWCODELOVE

Complete a #LowCodeLove trailmix(es) Each complete trailmix earns a community badge and a chance to win a $50USD gift certificate to the Trailhead Store (up to 30 winners by September 14, 2020). Restrictions Apply. See Official Rules.


Getting Started with Enhanced Transaction Security Policies

What if I told you that you could prevent your users from adding fields containing sensitive data to their reports as they build and edit in the report builder? Or that you could require two-factor authentication when a user logs in from an outdated browser version? Well, you’re in luck, transaction security policies are one of the coolest features in Salesforce you might not have known existed! They give you the ability to block the transaction or alert an admin when a user does something that might be suspicious. By bringing together transaction security policies and Apex conditions, we can take our org’s security to the next level.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #16

How To Import Data into Salesforce Series

Watch this video series for a complete overview of your data import options, this 5 part video series walks you through all aspects of data import, from preparing your import files to matching owner and parent record IDs.


Create an Email Template in Lightning Experience

Use email templates to save time and standardize email sent by you or others in your organization. Use merge fields or enhanced letterhead if you need them. Templates you create are automatically private, but you can make them available for use by others in your organization.


Admin Best Practices – Leverage Einstein Search to Increase Productivity

Today, we’re used to using Artificial Intelligence (AI) all across our daily lives. Consumers are familiar with using search for everything, but the search is difficult in an enterprise environment. In enterprise environments, there are many different departments leveraging search to find information and fulfill various needs. For example, sales users search for terms, and service users may use those same terms but expect to find different results.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #15

Salesforce Career Journey with Deloitte

Are you looking to jumpstart your career in the Salesforce ecosystem? Join Salesforce Career Journey with Deloitte, launching August 17th! This free, three-month, virtual program is for US-based students who want to learn Salesforce skills, connect to career opportunities in the Salesforce Partner Ecosystem, and network with Deloitte and Salesforce professionals.


Creating an AppExchange Strategy

A big portion of a Salesforce Admin’s job is listening and learning. Listening to your users and learning what they need will not only help you drive adoption but also help shape your feature roadmap. In fact, I talk about that in this post: Using SABWA to Drive Salesforce Adoption.

With the power of the Salesforce Platform, admins have a lot of tools at their disposal to create the apps and functionality that users need to be productive. We can either build it ourselves or get a ready-made solution from the AppExchange. But with so many apps to choose from, how do we get the right apps to the right users? And, more importantly, how do we choose those apps? It all starts with an AppExchange Strategy.


Turn Responses into Salesforce Records

Create or update records based on participant responses. Create a data map to define the values for object fields that are populated on the submission of a response. You can map participant responses to one or more fields, or you can choose a constant value that’s populated in a field.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Performance, Partner Developer, Enterprise, Developer, and Unlimited editions where Salesforce Surveys is enabled.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #14

Configure Features with Guided Setup

Guided setup walks you through setting up visibility, processes, workflows, record types, layouts, and assignment rules for Salesforce features. From start to finish, guided setup leads you through each step with easy-to-follow directions and navigable links to settings pages.

As long as you have a Partner license, you can access Guided Setup from Experience Workspaces. Click the Guided Setup tile, and select which feature you want to set up.


Building a GraphQL API in JavaScript

Over the last few years, GraphQL has emerged as a very popular API specification that focuses on making data fetching easier for clients, whether the clients are a front-end or a third-party.

In a traditional REST-based API approach, the client makes a request, and the server dictates the response.

For example, the client may want only the user’s name and email, and none of the address information.

For single-page apps (SPAs) or other front-end heavy client-side applications, this speeds up rendering time by reducing the payload size. However, as with any framework or language, GraphQL has its trade-offs. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the pros and cons of using GraphQL as a query language for APIs, as well as how to get started building an implementation.


Getting Started with Enhanced Transaction Security Policies

What if I told you that you could prevent your users from adding fields containing sensitive data to their reports as they build and edit in the report builder? Or that you could require two-factor authentication when a user logs in from an outdated browser version? Well, you’re in luck, transaction security policies are one of the coolest features in Salesforce you might not have known existed! They give you the ability to block the transaction or alert an admin when a user does something that might be suspicious. By bringing together transaction security policies and Apex conditions, we can take our org’s security to the next level.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #13

What Does Salesforce Do?

Salesforce helps break down technology silos in your organization between departments so no matter where they are, employees in marketing, sales, commerce, service, and IT share a single customer view. This enables a deeper understanding of customers on one customer relationship management (CRM) platform. We call it Salesforce Customer 360 because it gives you a 360-degree view of your customers.


TrailheaDX ’20 Global Gatherings

The TrailheaDX learning goes on July 13 – August 15. Your Community Group Leaders are excited to bring Trailblazers together to talk about highlights from TrailheaDX! Join your Trailblazer Community Group to connect, learn, have fun, and give back together.


Sample Gallery Updates for Summer ’20

All of the remaining Spring ’20 Orgs will be automatically upgraded to the Summer ’20 release. Along with that update, the developer evangelism team will also update the Sample Gallery. In this post, we’ll do a quick recap of the Summer ’20 features highlighted in the sample apps and go over some other updates that the team has been working on, namely: a tooling update that lets us track code coverage and a Lightning Web Component test blitz.

Check out LWC Recipes for an overview of these new features. We’ve added new dedicated recipes to illustrate them. Here’s an example for the Lightning Message Service. You can see it in action with our three UI technologies (Visualforce, Aura and Lightning Web Components).


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #12

Welcome to the Salesforce Mobile App

The Salesforce mobile app is an enterprise-class app that provides your users with instant access to your company’s CRM data from a phone or tablet. Here are some of the reasons why the app is so awesome.

  • The mobile app is included with every Salesforce license. Yup, you heard us correctly—it’s free. Procrastinating on your mobile rollout is basically like setting piles of money on fire.
  • The app is plug-and-play, which means users just download it from the App Store® or Google Play™— and go. It works out of the box with no setup required. It’s lightning fast—seriously. In the time it took you to read this paragraph, you could have already installed the app and logged in.
  • The app is cross platform, so it runs on Android and iOS operating systems. Like, automatically—without you having to do any development work.
  • The app has offline capabilities. Your mobile users won’t be affected by capricious cellular signals, FAA regulations, subway commutes, or bunker-style buildings.
  • It works seamlessly with the desktop version of Lightning Experience, so users can switch between the two without missing a beat.
  • It isn’t just an app. It’s a platform. Because the mobile app is powered by the Salesforce platform, it’s infinitely customizable. You can use point-and-click tools to make it your own.


Implementing Marketing Cloud with Multiple Salesforce Orgs

Even though Marketing Cloud is a Salesforce product, it’s built on a separate stack and hosted in a different data center from other Salesforce clouds. This allows it to operate independently, but you’ll have to make some design decisions if you want to connect it to a Salesforce org. In our recent publication about Marketing Cloud and Salesforce Implementation Recommendations, we covered some of the considerations around using Marketing Cloud Connect to connect a single Marketing Cloud Instance to a single Salesforce Org. Things get slightly more complicated if you want to connect more than one org.


Introducing the Architect Decision Guides

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The Salesforce Platform offers a wide array of tools to build and deliver apps fast. And it can be a challenge to understand how to combine these tools and fully unlock the power of the platform. To know that you’re delivering apps with the best speed, scalability, and features to empower your whole app delivery team to be productive.

How should you evaluate trade-offs and advantages of the wide array of tools available on the Salesforce Platform? How can an architect help their teams and customers choose the right tools for the right tasks? How are teams at Salesforce thinking about these choices and features, and what impact will this have on roadmaps?


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #11

The digital imperative is here to stay. How can you use AI to move faster?

Equip Your Mobile Workforce for Success in the Field
Episode 1: Meet the Digital Imperative with an AI-Powered Platform
Wednesday, July 15, at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT

Learning something powerful? Check. Fun and interactivity? Check. Join us to skill up on key AI concepts, use cases, and hands-on demos from Salesforce product managers, data scientists, and special guests. Walk away knowing how to use the Salesforce Platform to create intelligent experiences that empower every user.


List Your App on the Work.com Solutions Collection Page

Are you building an app that helps businesses return safely to the workplace? If so, then list it on the AppExchange Work.com Solutions Collection page!

Your app must meet the below criteria in order to be listed:


Salesforce Certification Days

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Ready to grow your resume and highlight your skills? We’re here to help. These sessions are led by expert instructors who share their expertise, tips, and best practices for acing your Salesforce Certification exam.

There’s no better time to prove your hands-on experience with Salesforce and get a competitive edge that leads to new opportunities. For the months of June and July, all Certification Day webinar attendees will receive a coupon code for a $100USD discount off ANY $200 exam!