Win the Most Unique Premium Ever

Next week I celebrate three years with Salesforce. It’s been a lot of fun. I’ve travelled the world, met lots of nice people and seen hundreds of great apps. I’ve taught developers how to succeed on the AppExchange and even let you control my model trains. But there’s one thing I have never been able to do — until today. Continue reading

Introducing Milestones PM+: Fully Supported Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

I’ve never written an article like this before. Ever. This is unique and exciting and I couldn’t be happier to do it. And what makes it even better is that its about improving one of the most popular Force.com Labs apps of all time. Continue reading

Big Or Small, You’ll Love The Social Fleet – Salesforce Of Things

Yesterday, I introduced you to the Grand Prize winner in the Salesforce Labs Salesforce of Things event, Printer + Salesforce + Arduino = Like.  As great as that app is, I have a prediction: you will fall in love with this next video.

Why?  Read on!!

The Social Fleet, from Dan Kauppi, Sergei Dubinin and Max Aleksandrov, is a great example of how you can monitor and manage your fleet using the Force.com platform and a couple of great apps.  Let’s take a look!

Is that incredible or what?  Location.  Productivity.  Maintenance requirements.  Fuel… Continue reading

Introducing the Grand Prize Winner for “The Salesforce of Things”

A few weeks ago, back when American Thanksgiving was just in the planning stage, Salesforce Labs kicked off a really fun project: The Salesforce of Things. We had 15 great submissions and it’s my honor today to share the grand prize winner with you. Continue reading

Get 2012 Started Right: Install ChatUp!

Well, the 2011 holiday season is in the bag and everyone — including me — is wandering back toward reality, scratching our heads, and trying to answer one question: how do we kick 2012 off with a bang?

First things first: please go get a cup of your morning beverage of choice.  My coffee and I will wait.

All set?  OK!

Back before this season was a memory, deep in the heart of that week right before everyone disappeared, the good people behind Salesforce Labs released a new app: ChatUp.  Missed it?  Don’t worry, that’s the reason… Continue reading

Aloha, Milestones PM & The Labs Bug Bounty

Well, it’s the day before Thanksgiving here in the US, and a lot of people are already out dealing with their traditional turkey and carb delight.

But not you, gentle reader.  There you are, working hard — keeping the lights on and the calories at bay.

Well your pre-holiday dedication is about to pay off as I have two — count them! — two exciting developments to share with you.

First, I’m very pleased to announce that Milestones PM is now available as both an Unmanaged App and as a Managed Aloha App.  That’s right: Milestones PM… Continue reading

Update On Labs Updates

It’s been a little while since I posted so you might be wondering, “What’s up with Labs updates?” Well, wonder no more! Continue reading

Milestones PM Updated with Task and Milestone Dependencies

If you attended the Dive In: Join or Start an Open Source Community session at Dreamforce, you are well aware that Milestones PM, one of our most successful Force.com Labs apps to date, is open source. You and your developer friends can head straight over to our GitHub account, ForceDotComLabs, and get the code, check out the issues list and, today, for the first time, check out our fancy new Version History. Continue reading

Great Force.com Labs Sessions at Dreamforce

Dreamforce is here. Wow. That was fast! If you’re a fan of Force.com Labs, I’d love to meet you. In fact, I’ve set up two dedicated times. Continue reading

HOWTO: Contribute to Milestones PM (Code Not Required) (#opensource)

There are many ways to participate in open source projects, and many do not require you to code. In fact, where we could use the most help, identifying and verifying bugs, is a non-code issue. So is adding ideas. Continue reading