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New Nonprofit Success Pack Trailhead module – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #407

Salesforce launched a new Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) module on Trailhead this week – Nonprofit Success Pack Basics. The module is focussed on helping you get to grips with the basics of the NPSP and organising your data within the pack.

Nonprofit Success Pack Basics Badge

I am a big fan of the Nonprofit Success Pack and earlier this year myself and our CTO Neel attained the Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Consultant Certification. You can read a write up on some tips and our experience here. If you are just starting out with NPSP or haven’t used it before and are interested in how it works I highly recommend you taking a look into this badge.

In other news…

JavaScript Developer I Exam – Passed!

In last week’s blog I mentioned the new JavaScript Developer I certification from Salesforce. Well congratulations to our COO Paul who this week sat and passed the exam portion of this and is now working away on the Superbadge component. He has promised us a detailed write up soon once he is fully certified.

Guest Suggestion – Einstein Designer Blog

This is a suggestion passed to me by our COO Paul – here is what he wanted to share:

I came across this fantastic blog from the Salesforce UX R&D Team talking about how they are using machine learning to help improve UX design and discussing Einstein Designer. AI and machine learning are great interests of mine and I am really excited to again see Salesforce innovating in this space and doing something different. Not the simplest of reads but well worth 20 minutes of your day.

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Phil's Salesforce Tip of the Week

Salesforce Anywhere and new JavaScript Certification – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #406

Last week was TrailheaDX, Salesforce’s virtual reimagining of their developer focussed conference and there were a number of exciting new announcements. We have a more detailed blog coming up soon, but wanted to share in this week’s tip what we think are the two biggest announcements; Salesforce Anywhere and the new JavaScript Developer I Certification.

Salesforce Anywhere

Salesforce Anywhere

The biggest new announcement was Salesforce Anywhere, what looks to be a total reimagining of the Salesforce application to massively improve collaboration. The demos showed it featured one on one chat, group chat, voice, video and real time alerts all together in your Salesforce UI. For those familiar with Quip, the discussions feature seems to tie in heavily with how that operates, and the ability to see who else is collaborating on a record will be incredible for team discussions. Chat, voice and video in Salesforce will be great tools to add in to make it easier for teams to continue collaborating where they are already working without needing to context swap. I also think real time alerts are going to be extremely useful for me as an organisation leader, allowing me to keep abreast of what is happening.

The best part – it is an open beta – so if you want to try this out today you can go and sign up to participate in the beta here.

JavaScript Developer I Certification

Salesforce also announced the new JavaScript Developer I Certification which is designed for those working heavily with the Lightning Web Components framework. Like the Platform Developer II certification, this is a combinationTrailhead Superbadge and multiple choice exam so blends practical skills with a more standard exam. I know a few of our team are already looking into this and working away, so hopefully we can soon share some tips on achieving this new certification.

JavaScript Developer I

As I mentioned at the start, there was a lot more to unpack from TrailheaDX so look out for our blog coming soon!

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