Tag Archives: Announcements

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

Force.com Labs: New Adoption Dashboards

I’m very excited to announce the release of an update to one of Force.com Labs most popular apps ever: the Adoption Dashboards.  This all new app includes three all new dashboards: User Logins, Key Feature Adoption and Sales & Marketing Adoption.  Special thanks to Kevin Sciolino, Senior Customer Success Manager, for all of his hard work in putting these together.

Check them out today!  salesforce.com Adoption Dashboards (2011)

Apps Aren’t Just for Kansas Anymore

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I unveiled some new apps at the Kansas City User Group* yesterday, and it's now my privilege to share them with you.  Before I do, however, let's take a look at the Top 11 Force.com Labs apps for the last month.  (Why 11? Metallica. That's why.**)

  1. Salesforce for Twitter and Facebook (v4)
  2. Milestones PM – Project and Task Management - Github repo
  3. Adoption Dashboards
  4. Find Nearby – Accounts, Contacts, Leads - Github repo
  5. AppExchange Dashboard Pack
  6. Survey Force
  7. Graphics Pack - NEW!
  8. Lead and Opportunity Management Dashboards
  9. Mass Update Anything 1.0.5
  10. CMSForce2
  11. Salesforce International Mapping with Google Maps


You'll notice that I've added a couple of links to Github repos. Almost all Force.com Labs apps are… Continue reading

Dreamforce ’11 Call for Projects (#opensource)


Dreamforce 11 is rapidly approaching and our developer track is filling in nicely.  One of the things I'm very excited to work on is highlighting the growing Force.com open source community during the event.  If you haven't had a chance, you should check out Code Share on DeveloperForce and take a look at some of the latest entries–lots of great stuff happening.  

Are you working on an open source project?  Do you want to connect with other practitioners and the larger community while at Dreamforce?  If so, I definitely want to talk to you.  

Please drop at a note to… Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons You Should Join Us In Chicago (and Bring a Friend)


Yes, it's the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend and you, like me, are back at work.  And maybe, also a little like me, you're starting the day saying, "Now what?"

So let me answer that for you: you should immediately do two things.  First, sign up for the Force.com Dev Meetup that's coming to Chicago on June 7 — yes, that's right after Cloudforce Chicago and you can easily attend both.  Second, you should sign up for Dreamforce using the very special developer discount code our own Mr. Nick Tran put together for you.

I'll let the Dreamforce site tell you why you should join… Continue reading

Apex Commons / Apex Lang Documentation Jam Friday May 20 #opensource

Join us for a special online open source event.  Friday afternoon, May 20, from 1 to 4p central time, Richard Vanhook and I will host a documentation jam around his "Apex Lang" project.  If you haven't seen it before, you should take a minute to check it out. It's a great way to get a head start on your projects.  Here's the old Google Code repo, here's the new GitHub repo.

Joining is easy — simply click here to register.  Stay for as long or a little as you like — all levels of contribution are welcome.

Our agenda will look something… Continue reading

Save The Date: Apex Lang Documentation Jam 20-May-2011 (#opensource)


Richard Vanhook and I are throwing together a Documentation Jam to document the excellent Apex Lang open source library that many Force.com Community members have participated in.  Stay tuned for more details but in the mean time be sure to save the date:  

Friday, May 20, 2011, 1p – 4p Central Time.

The goals are simple:

  • Take a deep dive into the project
  • Add documentation to some of the awesome functionality
  • Have fun

Questions?  Comments?  Reply here.  Watch this space for more details next week.

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Force.com Labs New App Roundup


Force.com Labs has been busy over the last few weeks.  Here's a quick round up of new apps which you — yes, you — must take a look at. 

Salesforce for Twitter v3 is now Salesforce for Twitter and Facebook v4.  Yes — you read that right — a whole new social network AND a new version number from the app you know and love.  This is hot off the presses, so be sure to be the first to tweet about it.

Chatter Blacklist came out of a couple of weeks ago and it's ****** awesome.  Wait how did those asterisks… Continue reading

Force.com Labs Top 30 Apps (March, 2011)

It’s been a big month for movers and shakers on the Force.com Labs charts. Notice that we have a new king: Milestones PM!

Thanks to everyone for your support and as always you can post comments here or by following @ForceDotComLabs or @ReidCarlberg on Twitter.

Have a question? Just ask.

  1. Milestones PM – Project and Task Management
  2. Adoption Dashboards
  3. Salesforce for Twitter (version 3)
  4. AppExchange Dashboard Pack
  5. Find Nearby – Accounts, Contacts, Leads – Managed, PE/EE/UE/DE
  6. Survey Force
  7. Project and Issue Management
  8. Salesforce International Mapping using Google Maps
  9. Maildrop
  10. Lead and Opportunity Management Dashboards
  11. Brackets – Tournament Pool Game Management
  12. CMSForce 2
  13. Mass Update And Mass Edit From List View
  14. Mass Update Anything 1.0.5 (Windows)
  15. Chatter Usage

Brackets Brings March Madness Tourny Time to Force.com


It's spring again and your users' minds are turning to one thing and one thing only: college basketball. Yes, that's right: it's time for the NCAA's "March Madness" Men's College Basketball Tournament.  This year, for the first time ever, your users can have fun in your org while staying focused on work with a new tournament management app from Force.com Labs, Brackets.

Brackets is simple.  You install it from the AppExchange and import a tournament.  Your imported tournament includes all the teams and match ups–no data entry required.  Users join a pool and make predictions.  As the tournament progresses, users are… Continue reading