Phil's Salesforce Tip of the Week

Covid Passport and IdeaExchange – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #435

Covid Passport

Salesforce has joined forces with Microsoft and Oracle to develop a method of proving that people have been vaccinated. As it seems likely in the near future that governments, airlines and others could soon start asking people for proof that they have been inoculated.

The coalition known as the Vaccination Credential Initiative includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, as well as U.S. health care non-profit Mayo Clinic.



CNBC says “The VCI said it wants to develop technology that enables individuals to obtain an encrypted digital copy of their immunization credentials that can be stored in a digital wallet of their choice, such as the Apple Wallet or Google Pay.” Take a look at the full article about the Covid passport here.


Ideas about Ideas

Firstly, if you don’t know about the IdeaExchange then you should take a look. It is a great place where you can log an idea or a request that you think could benefit Salesforce and the wider ecosystem. Then people can vote up/down, comment, add suggestions and workarounds. In the last 12 months, this has been taken a step further, where Salesforce will make a shortlist which you can further vote on and prioritise.

Time to prioritise your favourite Ideas from the shortlist. Click here to decide which one’s you think should be worked on next.

And also…

This new group has been set up to discuss Ideas v2.0, which is seemingly coming very soon. Old ideas with little activity will be Archived, those with a negative point count will be deleted, everything else will move to the new site. It is expected that it will archive approximately 39,000 ideas while keeping 30,000 active. Add your comments, concerns, questions to the Chatter group.

Why does this need to happen? Well firstly there are 10 years of Ideas! Many are old, irrelevant, unloved, unwanted. And that is a lot of noise. I am not sure the proposed updates will solve all the problems, and maybe some perfectly relevant Ideas will be lost, but a refresh is needed, so lets give it a go!