For the past 11 years, Sundog has been attending Dreamforce in San Francisco. Each year we leave inspired, intrigued and energized about the new developments, new technology and new applications that we can leverage for our clients. It is the place to dream, discover and - most importantly - collaborate with others in the industry.
A few years ago, I wrote this post: The Basics of Calling a Visualforce Page from a Salesforce Detail Page. It illustrated a very simple way to use a custom button from a detail page to call a Visualforce Page with an Apex Controller, so some action on that record could be taken, and then return to the detail page.
A partnership announcement at Dreamforce 2017 is sending shocks around the world. Tech giants Salesforce and Google have partnered to integrate their marketing and sales features - creating a robust toolbox to help their customers work smarter, work faster and convert leads into revenue.
Lightning Bolt, the new Salesforce framework for deploying next generation communities and portals, is going to make standing up industry-specific applications very efficient.
Have users who want to customize branding, colors and buttons in a Lightning Community? Design tokens are the key.
Why is a responsive community so important? Well, it depends who you ask and what they do. From a technical mindset, the answer is pretty clear based on today’s users and their preferred devices. Mobile design is the new standard. So why is it still so painful to develop a community with a mobile experience that rivals desktop? And at the end of the day, what is most important to your users anyway?
Salesforce.com is no stranger to releasing industry-specific solutions, from financial services to healthcare. And their dual-focus on industries and communities this year makes perfect sense. After all, solutions built with an understanding of business process and industry-specific methodology are typically at the top of the list for implementation.