MVP nominations & Dreamforce updates – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #425

Salesforce MVP Nominations

The annual window for nominating your favourite Salesforce community heroes is now open (until December 1st). The MVP award is given for Expertise, Leadership, and Generosity. Read the full blog post here. It is a great way for all of us to recognise and reward those that have helped us and helped others. Maybe it is someone that answered one of your questions on the Answers forum or Stack exchange, or someone who organises your local User Group Community events? It may even be a Salesforce blogger (don’t worry, you dont need to nominate me), podcaster, or author of Salesforce book. The important thing is, these are all people who volunteer their time, to help the people around them.

It has been noted that this year’s process may be a bit different to previous years. Some people will have found themselves with much less time to focus on Community work, where as others may have found they had lots of free time available and in fact benefitted more from giving back whilst they had the chance. Either way, I think helping is helping! The process always looks at contribution over a decent length of time. So feel free to nominate someone even if they haven’t managed exactly the same as previous years. Note the form does seem to get longer every year, but I think it is worth setting aside some time to do this.

MVP Nominations

In other news…

Master Detail reparenting

Something I noticed this week and thought I would share…By default, records can’t be reparented in master-detail relationships. Administrators can, however, allow child records in master-detail relationships on custom objects to be reparented to different parent records by selecting the Allow reparenting option in the master-detail relationship

Reparenting

Rebranding

More rebranding of the Clouds this week, with Salesforce CPQ being renamed ‘Revenue Cloud’.

Dreamforce To You updates

Details of ‘Dreamforce To You’ are starting to be announced, including personalized meetings, the Keynote with Marc Benioff and friends (Dec 2nd), and a virtual TDX (Dec 14-17th). Sign up and keep an eye on this site for more details as they are announced.