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Get Started with Salesforce Identity

Get Started with Salesforce Identity Features

Learn how Salesforce Identity features fit together to provide coordinated user authorization management and access to third party apps. Start using My Domain, connected apps, and the App Launcher together for a streamlined user experience. And, find out more about other features like Identity Connect for Active Directory user synchronization, custom login pages, two-factor authentication, mobile apps, and reporting. Continue reading

New Force.com Formula Tip Sheet – Reduce Your Formula Size!

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Ever created a formula you were happy with, only to have it run up against the formula size limits? Did it have too many characters, or was its compile size too big?

If you need help streamlining your formulas, we’re pleased to announce our newest tip sheet for Summer ’13:

Tips for Reducing Formula Size

Inside, you’ll find tips and tricks for slimming down your formulas, both in number of characters and compile size, as well as example code, including:

  • how to minimize the number of references to other formula fields
  • how to minimize

Sandboxes Add Templates and New Look

Sandboxes are easier to use and more flexible with the introduction of sandbox templates and an improved user interface. Use sandbox templates for precise control while coordinating, testing and deploying customizations to your production organization. Continue reading

Summer ’13 Platform Training Released

The release training for Summer ’13 is now available. Now’s your chance to find out about all the new platform features in this release. Continue reading

Introducing State and Country Picklists in Spring ’13

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One of our top feature requests is available in Spring ’13 as a beta release: state and country picklists. Now you can pick a country or state from a pop-up list of options, rather than manually type the country or state into a text field. Continue reading

The New Site.com Workbook: Build Websites With Ease

Site.com Workbook

The Site.com Workbook shows you how to build a working sample website. As you work through the tutorials, you’ll learn some of the basic elements of the Site.com Studio design application. You’ll learn how to import assets, create templates, build pages, create forms for gathering user input, and create content blocks that link dynamically to data in your Salesforce organization. Continue reading

Let’s Be Clear: Workflow Rule Evaluation Criteria

Screenshot of the Evaluation Criteria area of the UI.

We know that workflow rule evaluation criteria can be confusing. So, in Winter ’13, we simplified the text and reordered the options to show the simplest one first, and the most complex one last.  NOTE: The default setting hasn’t changed, but it’s now the last option in the list.

However, based on customer feedback on those changes, we changed the text again in Winter ’13 to be more descriptive. We also added the “How do I choose?” link back in, but it now points to a more relevant help topic.

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Platform Developer Help – No Login Required

If you’re a Salesforce platform developer, you’ve probably seen our developer guides, tip sheets, cheat sheets and other doc available on Developerforce. But there’s also developer documentation available in the online help, that is, the help available from within the application. Previously, the only way you could access that online help was by logging in to the application.

But not any more! Now you can view the product online help from here–without logging in! If you’re looking for a particular topic or if you’re not a current customer and want to check out the online help, now you can… Continue reading

We’ve Got (Known) Issues!

Have you come across something in your Force.com development that isn’t working the way you expected? Or maybe you see an unusual behavior when calling a SOQL function? Before you call support, you can now check to see if it’s already a known issue by going to the Known Issues site.

Known issues are posted by our customer support team. To make it easy to get updates, I recommend subscribing to the RSS feed so you get notified automatically when an issue is added or updated.

You’ll find each issue tagged with terms like API, Apex, Visualforce, and… Continue reading