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Why Your Data is Secure with Salesforce

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By Varun Vasta Storing data in the cloud — as opposed to a server in a corporate server room — can make some people anxious. But Salesforce comes with secure data storage capabilities that are almost impossible for most enterprises to achieve on their own. So relax. Salesforce has been audited by many international standards… Read More

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Integrating Microsoft Yammer and Salesforce

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By Manmeet Manethiya In today's business environments, both customers and employees are social. Bringing social media into the workplace increases collaboration and connection with peers — anytime, anywhere. Salesforce and Microsoft provide this functionality in the form of Chatter and Yammer, respectively. Both products tout themselves as enterprise-leading social platforms, but in my opinion, the… Read More

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How to Eliminate the Bulky Manual Work For Salesforce Knowledge

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By Lalit Malav Getting useful Salesforce knowledge to service agents is an important part of a successful Service Cloud implementation. Unfortunately, moving knowledge into Salesforce has often meant bulky manual work. In this article, we will learn to reduce the developer efforts and automate the following scenarios/problems for Salesforce knowledge articles: Submitting translations for all… Read More

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Upload a File as Large as 2GB in Salesforce Using a Visualforce Page

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By Ashish Sharma Recently, we got a requirement in a project to upload a file into Salesforce that could be as large as 2GB, using a Visualforce page. We created a Visualforce page and used the apex:inputFile component, but received an error upon upload because apex:inputFile has a limitation. The largest file size users can… Read More

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Appirio is Making Big Changes to the Topcoder Community and Improving the Member Experience

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Exciting changes are coming to Topcoder™, Appirio’s crowdsourcing community. In a recent press release, Alexander Castro, Appirio’s Chief Technology Officer, announced the rollout of a platform redesign that will create a more engaging, user-friendly experience for members. Upgrades to the Topcoder website will allow members to better showcase their skills and produce even stronger solutions… Read More

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Building Dynamic Stacking Bar Charts in Visualforce

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By Pankaj Mehra Salesforce's Stacked Bar Charts visualizes grouped data, segmented proportionally by a key metric. These Stacked Bar and Stacked Column charts are standard Salesforce charts that you can add to your reports through the normal report builder. Sometimes, though, you need to include your charts in a custom Visualforce page As part of… Read More

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Is Full Regression Testing Required in Agile Development?

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By Neerav Patel One of the most important features of Agile Development methodology is the client review/demo at the end of every sprint. The client, being the functional owner, suggests changes during the demo/sprint review that then have to be implemented in the existing development. But once the changes are made, it can be a… Read More

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Lightning Process Builder: How to Initiate the Approval Process

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By Rahul Agrawal Salesforce’s Spring 15 release launched a new feature called Lightning Process Builder. Process Builder provides an array of actions that are executed whenever a predefined criteria is matched. Below is a list of actions provided by Process Builder: Create record (now available for other objects, rather than only for tasks) Update record… Read More

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Duplicate Management by Salesforce: Bypassing Certain Rules

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By Naresh Kumar Ojha It’s quite interesting to work on Duplicate Management on Salesforce orgs. Preventing users from creating duplicate records is important and plays a great role in every organization’s data. Duplicate Management is a feature of Data.com that was released in Spring ‘15 due to high demand by customers. It enables Administrators to stop… Read More

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The 7 Best (Non-Lightning) Features in the Salesforce Winter ‘16 Release

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Anyone who livestreamed or even read about the Meet the New Salesforce event won’t be surprised that Salesforce’s Winter ‘16 release is all about the Lightning Experience. By now, you’ve likely heard about some of the new release’s major features. But when we got our hands on the Winter ‘16 Release Notes, we wanted to… Read More

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