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How to Load Data into Salesforce? Let Me Count the Ways.

Loading Data into Salesforce Options

We have several different tools to help you load data into and out of Salesforce, and we know it’s easy to get confused. In Winter ’13, you can see a comparison of all these tools in one place. You’ll find information about each tool, which editions support it, how many records you can import or export, and more! Continue reading

Winter ’13 Preview Release Notes – Winter is coming!

Winter is Coming

You’ve been waiting all summer, so patiently. And now, the wait is over.

The preview release notes are here, and they are chock full of great new features.

Here’s a small sampling:

Polls in Chatter
Starting in Winter ‘13, you can create a poll in your feed. Polls are a great way to get people’s opinions or gather data by providing a list of choices.
This enhancement is from an idea on the IdeaExchange.

Forecasting Custom Report Types
Administrators can now create forecasting custom report types for their users with Analytics for Collaborative Forecasts.


Spring ’12 Preview Release Notes – It may be cold and blustery outside, but Spring is coming!

Oh boy, they’re here!  The Salesforce.com Spring ’12 Preview Release Notes!

The Documentation team has been feverishly working on these over the past several weeks, and we think you’ll be pretty excited about the features coming up.  We certainly are!

One of the first things you may notice when you open the Spring ’12 Preview Release Notes is the new Release Notes Change Log. We heard your frustration in Winter ’12 about not knowing what had changed from one version of the release notes to the next. Now, right up front after the “About the Release Notes” section… Continue reading

Subscribe to Platform Doc Blog in Outlook

Many of you are probably social media mavens and navigate effortlessly from blogs to tweets to texts. For those of you like me, here’s a quick 1-2-3 on how to subscribe to the Platform Doc Team blog in Outlook.

The screenshots are from Outlook 2010, but the process is the same in Outlook 2007.

1.  In the Mail Folders navigation pane on the left, navigate to the RSS Feeds node.
2.  Right-click and select Add a New RSS Feed.
3.  In the New RSS Feed window, enter http://feeds.feedburner.com/developerforce/techpubs and click Add.

4.  Click Yes when… Continue reading