Tip #1 End of support for old browsers

Microsoft has announced that they will end support for IE7 and IE8 in January 2015. Salesforce.com will also stop supporting these older browsers with our Summer ‘15 release, targeted for June 2015. Time for the old folk to move to Chrome maybe?

Tip #2 MVPSummit

I was privileged to be a part of the MVP Summit in San Francisco last week. Salesforce invited all MVPs from around the world to meet up in the swanky Palace Hotel to hear their plans for 2015, meet Product Managers, and hear from co-founder Parker Harris. We are all sworn to secrecy about exactly what we were told (NDAs signed in blood), but suffice to say Salesforce REALLY listen to what we are saying and what messages we pass on from you! It was also great to help out with the Salesforce Foundation, packing bags of toys and books for homeless kids, which were distributed through Project Night Night.

Project Night Night
Tip #3 App of the Week – Launch Pad

My review is for the free version of this App, but there are paid versions as well. The basic version is not going to ‘change the world’ but if it saves a few clicks then its worth it! The App consists of a component which will sit on the left hand page of your screen (similar to the Side Calendar App I mentioned a few weeks ago) and offers 4 shortcuts, to Calendar, activities, new mail, and a new browser window. If you find yourself clicking between those then this may help you. It’s free and takes about 2 minutes to set up.

Tip #4 Win a Dreamforce Trip with Cloudsense

The tickets for Dreamforce are currently $999, and rise on June 19th (although there are often ‘special prices’ available if you miss it). But if all else fails, you could register for this offer from Cloudsense! Check the terms and conditions etc first.