Category Archives: Dreamforce

#DF15: 2015 Admin Keynote Highlights

This year’s Dreamforce has seen the announcement of many remarkable new features such as Lightning Experience, IoT built on Thunder, and a great deal more. But one of the most exciting keynotes to look forward to this year, in this author’s opinion, is the new Admin keynote. It’s in this session that admins get recognition for the amazing work they do building solutions and solving problems for their companies. It’s also where we find out what, as configurators are the cool nuggets that are going to make our lives easier, and help us look like heroes to our customers.

2015’s Admin Keynote started off with a high-energy cheer show by CHEER San Francisco, full of great acrobatics, death-defying stunts, and excitement. OK, maybe not death-defying. But the energy was definitely there.

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#DF15: Attending the Circles of Success Breakout Sessions

Trying to figure out what sessions to attend at Dreamforce can be one of the toughest things to do during one of the most exciting weeks of the year. And then there is just getting to the sessions on time in order to make the most of your week at this absolutely epic event. But one of my favorite types of sessions are the Circles of Success. These sessions focus on specific challenges in a round-table like environment and foster dialog and ideas between the participants. One of the participants today said for him these sessions are like therapy.

I had the opportunity to sit in a session titled “Weathering the Storm of Change Management” this morning. My table had participants from small local companies with a couple of hundred users to large global companies with thousands of users and many different Salesforce orgs.

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#DF15: New in Sales Cloud: Lightning Experience – A New UI

One of the most exciting announcements at Dreamforce this year is Salesforce’s newly designed UI for Sales. Dubbed the “Lightning Experience,” the new UI offers a number of improvements and features that will have a Sales user smiling from ear to ear.

Lightning Experience comes packed with new features focusing on the Sales team’s productivity and user experience. Salesforce designed the new UI to be fast, flexible, and to help Sales users to sell faster by giving them more tools and access to information than they have had before. The new UI is based on the Salesforce 1 Mobile App’s use of the Lightning Framework. It is highly responsive and incredibly easy to customize.

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