Automatic Updates on the Report Preview – On or Off?

Sometimes I realise I'm really no different to my users - I hate change! Let me be more specific, I hate change I don't control, or that takes my by surprise. This can make release time a bit stressful. As well as large enhancements that get a lot of publicity, Salesforce include a lot of … Continue reading Automatic Updates on the Report Preview – On or Off?

Why you MUST make users subscribe to reports for themselves and stop subscribing on their behalf.

I went to subscribe to a report this week and couldn't; I'd reached the maximum limit for report subscriptions! How, I asked myself, was this possible? I hardly ever subscribe to reports...I can't have reached the limit (which is 5 FYI). First things first, how do you find out which reports you are subscribed to? … Continue reading Why you MUST make users subscribe to reports for themselves and stop subscribing on their behalf.

Help! I can’t change the currency on my opportunity…

Fun story, I recently spent an entire weekend rolling out A LOT of changes. I'm a solo Admin so I do everything, and if something goes wrong with development, it's my fault. A few days post roll-out, a user contacts me, saying they can no longer change the currency on their opportunity. Since they were … Continue reading Help! I can’t change the currency on my opportunity…

From Admin To Consultant: How To Develop Salesforce Consultancy Skills

What does it really mean to move from being an Admin to a Consultant and what things do you need to think about when implementing a CRM? This week's guest post comes from Golden Hoodie winner Heather Black. Founder of Salesforce training company Supermums.org, Heather talks us through how she sees the change of mindset … Continue reading From Admin To Consultant: How To Develop Salesforce Consultancy Skills

Heading to Salesforce World Tour? Find and follow Trailblazers using Twitter QR codes!

In my last post about using LinkedIn QR codes, I finished with a question: "Does anyone know if something like this exists for Twitter?!" As anticipated, the amazing community came through, so many thanks to Tomasz Lipski for confirming that this does exist! The Salesforce community is mad about Twitter and it's our main social … Continue reading Heading to Salesforce World Tour? Find and follow Trailblazers using Twitter QR codes!

Heading to Salesforce World Tour? Make lasting connections easily using LinkedIn QR codes.

I know, I know...this is a Salesforce Admin blog so why am I writing about LinkedIn? I picked up this nifty little trick courtesy of Andrea Carvalho (aka @2ManyHockeys) at Dreamforce, and I think it's super useful for everyone heading to Salesforce events, looking to connect with their peers. What is it? "The LinkedIn QR … Continue reading Heading to Salesforce World Tour? Make lasting connections easily using LinkedIn QR codes.

MVP Nominations – Recognise Your Community Leaders

It's that time of year again and Salesforce MVP nominations are open until 23rd December 2019. If you haven't already, I sincerely recommend you nominate those in the Salesforce community that have supported and inspired you. MVP nominations are your opportunity to recognise and thank those that have gone out of their way to consistently help … Continue reading MVP Nominations – Recognise Your Community Leaders

It’s my birthday! The Everyday Admin turns 1…

I can't believe it's already the 1 year anniversary of The Everyday Admin! I set up the website on October 24th 2018 and published my very first post "An inaugural event and a debut speaker…InspireEast 2018" on October 26th 2018. I'd never set up a website before, never used WordPress, never written a blog post. … Continue reading It’s my birthday! The Everyday Admin turns 1…

Back to Classic part 2: Activities Related Lists View

Activities Related Lists - another feature to please the Classic diehards among us...(check out my post on Lightning "full view" here if you're interested in turning Lightning into Classic 2.0). In the Summer '19 release, we were granted the ability to select the default Activity view, choosing from the Lightning only expandable activity timeline or … Continue reading Back to Classic part 2: Activities Related Lists View

Admins – You Can Integrate Too

“System Integration” - words so scary that most admins immediately start looking for developers, architects and/or anyone brave enough to provide guidance. I was no different when I started out as a junior admin/consultant. However, with time and experience, my outlook changed and I was able to breakdown an integration request into decision points that … Continue reading Admins – You Can Integrate Too