Spoiler alert: we're heading back to Classic to mass move reports and dashboards using drag and drop functionality. Do I really want to be encouraging you back to Classic as an advocate and champion for Lightning?! Not really, but needs must. Last week I needed to move some reports and dashboards fast and I'd forgotten … Continue reading How Admins Can Mass Move Reports and Dashboards
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?
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
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!
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
“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
The Problem: Here’s the problem with related lists: they're a list of records that are directly related to the record you are viewing. For example, when you look at a Contact record, you can see all of the Opportunities and Cases for that Contact at a glance. But what happens when someone is viewing or … Continue reading Get that “360 view” from any Salesforce object 🌍
Flow: Send Custom Notification ActionSometimes the smallest new feature catches your eye, and you just want an excuse to use it. That was the situation I was in a few days ago when thinking about the new Custom Notification Builder. My work Org is still Classic (shhh!), but I hone my Lightning skills … Continue reading Summer 19′ new feature alert! Have you combined Flow & custom notifications yet?
The Everyday Admin is pleased to present a joint effort from Paul Ginsberg and Chris Emmett on how you can declutter your inbox and gain control over your Trailblazer Community emails! Without further ado, on to the main event... The Problem: This week we are stepping away from the trendy kids, to talk about email. It’s … Continue reading Trailblazer Community Emails: Declutter & Take Back Control!
Personally, one of my favourite features in Lightning, is the ability to use tabs and components to display related lists. Not only does it make the related list more visible, it also shortens and simplifies the page layout when compared to Classic. However, I appreciate that transitioning to a new interface can be tough, and … Continue reading Time saving tips: Back to Classic…? (A Summer 19′ release highlight)