New Login Rollout in Winter ’16

Welcome to Lightning In Winter ‘16 we’ve completely redesigned the Salesforce login experience, greatly improving the usability and making it more intuitive for users. For details, see the Winter ‘16 release notes.     What Is Changed? The main login page has a new look and feel Saved usernames are more integrated with login Setting […]

HOWs at DF15

Hands-On Workshops You Won’t Want to Miss in the DevZone

This is the 2nd year we'll be bringing back the Hands-On Workshop (HOW) program. Hands-On workshops are 1-2 hour workshops where you can get hands-on with a specific Salesforce technology, many are being lead by our MVP community, and almost all of our workshops are powered by projects in Trailhead. We'll have workshops on Lightning Component development, Enterprise Node Architectures and Microservices, the future of JavaScript Development with ECMA Script6, building Microsoft Office Plugins with Salesforce, and a few workshops on new technology I'm not allowed to mention yet!

Rendering GitHub JSON Data in Salesforce

In the past it was a huge challenge to provide system users with meaningful views across disparate data sets.  Data silos required complex integration and ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tooling to provide correlations in a single user interface.  Lightning Connect makes this easy by allowing external data sources to be exposed in Salesforce and correlated with standard […]


Platform Encryption – Native Encryption at Rest Live in all EMEA Environments

In the Summer 15 Salesforce release the much anticipated feature Platform Encryption, bringing native encryption at rest of data and files went live. But not everywhere! For  developers firing up a new Developer Edition org based in EMEA (on the eu5 instance) hoping to try it out, there was some disappointment. It turns out there was a […]


Custom metadata types: they’re money; actually, even better!

In April we announced the GA release of custom metadata types, a brand new app configuration engine on The response from the community has been overwhelming. Within days, the announcement became the most tweeted blog in the recorded history of the Salesforce Developers Blog. It even beat the announcement of last year’s million-dollar hackathon! […]

Hands-On Workshops return to the IoT Zone for Dreamforce 2015

We are adding an exciting range of workshops for the Internet of Things Zone into Agenda Builder. If you have ever want to get hands on with some of the gadgetry of IoT but never had the chance to use them, learn about the opportunities that will be at Dreamforce 2015.


Level Up Your Career in the DevZone

Developer skills are a key part of your resume, but sometimes to get noticed you need to have something extra. At Dreamforce 2015, you can level up your career with these DevZone workshops and sessions.


10 Tips for a Successful Internship Experience

Hi! I’m Shinjini Nunna, a Salesforce 2015 Software Engineering Intern. My internship at Salesforce was the first time I’d worked at a large tech company. Coming in, I was incredibly unsure about how to operate on a day-to-day basis, much less make the most of my three months at Salesforce. Luckily, I had a fantastic […]

PTOn! – Bike Riding for Charity

If you’ve heard of Salesforce’s 1-1-1 model you know that we pledge to leverage our resources, technology, and employees to help communities around the world. This comes in obvious ways, such as free licenses for non-profits, pro bono work, and employees volunteering literally one million hours. It also manifests itself in more surprising ways, like […]


Build Enterprise Software with the Salesforce Agile Accelerator

In today’s enterprises, software development speed, collaboration and flexibility are keys to success. To practice agile at scale, Salesforce built a rich toolset on that consolidated scrum, QA, and bug tracking into a single, visual interface. Due to tremendous demand, we’ve made this software available to our customers by way of the Salesforce ...