Phil's Salesforce Tip of the Week

Data Recovery, Trailmix, New Community Event – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #444

Tip 1 – Data Recovery Returns

Phew, we can all relax and delete our live data now!! Well not quite, but having have to use this safety net once in my lifetime is enough to appreciate that it is back! Read more about it here.

The post says “Last year, we announced plans to end our Data Recovery Service. We arrived at this decision through several factors — most notably, the small number of customers actively using the service and availability of numerous third-party solutions.

However, you, the Salesforce community, correctly pointed out that Data Recovery Service’s value lies in its very existence and knowing that it’s there in the event of an emergency.”

There are great backup services available on the Appexchange, but if you dont have one of those and an emergency happens, this is your lifeline!

Note also a hint of a new/upgraded feature to come…

“…based on customer feedback, we are pleased to announce that we will pilot Salesforce backup and restore services built natively on the Platform this summer. We’ve co-designed these services with customers and we expect to deliver the performance, speed, and scale that you’ve come to expect from the Salesforce Platform while continuing to provide additional ways to innovate and extend these capabilities through our vibrant ecosystem.”

Tip 2 – New Trailmix

Complete this Spring ’21 Trailmix for Developers by March 31, to earn a special community badge, and enter to win prizes…and learn more about the release contents of course.

Tip 3 – Consultancy Dreamin’

This is a new Community run event, planned for June 2021, and the call for speakers is now open. The website explains “Consultancy Dreamin’ was created for anyone who already is or wants to be a Salesforce Consultant.” Count me in.

Tip 4 – New Video

We launched this at London’s Calling last week, hope you like it 🙂


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Certification News – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #430

Certification News

This week saw the launch of the latest Salesforce cert, B2C Solution Architect certification. It states “This new certification path expands our Salesforce architect community and allows customers and partners to build the expertise needed to connect marketing, commerce, and service to deliver personalized consumer experiences”.

The first thing to note is the 3 Prerequisites:

  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist

And here are the Trailhead materials recommended for this exam:

The split of subjects :

Discovery and Customer Success: 18%

Functional Capabilities and Business Value: 19%

Architecture Design: 23%

Data Models and Management: 21%

Integration: 19%

If you want some inspiration of where to look for your next Certification take a look at this resource from Salesforce. The certification resource seems up to date, but things change regularly…as you can see!

London’s Calling 2020 (and before)

After the London’s Calling announcement last week they have also now added all the sessions from the 2020 event on the YouTube channel. With some great sessions covering areas such as Platform Events, Salesforce Labs Free Apps, Einstein Analytics, and VS Code. There’s our Christmas viewing sorted then!


Spring ‘20 Exams

Don’t worry you have until April 2021, but here is the link to all the maintenance exams for Spring ‘20. And here is the schedule for the full overview of what we need to do throughout 2021.

For Winter’ 21 there are a new set of ‘Designer maintenance module’ exams to maintain any Architect Certs, so make sure you don’t forget them. They are not due until December 2021, but they are available now.


Happy Holidays!

I will be back on Christmas Day for next Friday’s Tips, I will try to keep it ‘light and festive’. I wish you a Happy Christmas, and here’s to a happy and especially healthy New Year for you and your family!