Tip #1 Head’s up for Spring ’14 Release important changes

I have blogged a while back about the highlights of Spring ’14…it seems like a long time ago that I wrote that, and those highlights will actually be arriving soon, promise! Anyway, as we are still awaiting Spring ’14, it has given Salesforce the chance to give us a ‘heads-up’ about some of the ‘important changes’ that will be a part of the Release.
1.    File Storage Limit Increase
2.    Salesforce Touch Upgrade to Salesforce1
3.    Salesforce1 Custom Branding Availability
4.    ClickJack Protection Auto-Enablement
5.    Rich Content Mobile Push Notifications
6.    Territory Management Can Now Be Disabled
7.    Updates to Trust and Compliance Documentation

Take a look at the full release notes if you think any of these will have a significant impact on you!

#2 What I learnt from the London User Group event

In a world of The Cloud, webinars, and conference calls…It’s important to meet face-to-face every now and again. It was great to catch up with fellow MVPs Francis Pindar and Joshua Hoskins (see pic) and meet great people from Synety, Conga, Jitterbit, Cloudsense, Mobile Caddy, CloudFind, Cloud Perspective, makepositive, Simon from the Scotland UG, plus many friends old and new. Also good to hear stories from CloudSense, Vodaphone, and Interxion.

3 MVPs at the London UserGroup

#3 Free App of the Week – “Ebsta Free LinkedIn Integration for Salesforce”

If you use LinkedIn and Salesforce, then you will probably want to get onto this App pretty quickly! It’s a FREE app, there is a premium version of this also, but I am a cheapskate, and the free version worked well, so I did not look further. Navigate through LinkedIn as normal, then when you look at a LinkedIn profile that is also a SFDC record the icon/banner appears at the top to tell you. Its a useful way to see that the person in LinkedIn has also been logged in SFDC, which means your company may have some existing relationship with them. Click on the Ebsta icon for more details, or click on ‘Open in SF’ to be taken to SFDC to view the full record. It is useful that the pop-up shows some related lists (including Activities, Opportunities and Campaigns). Also useful that you can post to Chatter direct from LinkedIn!