I started working on Salesforce on winter 09, since then Salesforce has gone on steroids, with so many excellent and superb technological advancements coming up in newer and newer releases, that I sometimes feel afraid I will fall behind catching up them.... ok so far I haven't.
With the introduction of sites, Salesforce has gone a million miles beyond CRM and you can safely say, it is a novel web-based products which is so simple to use, that you need not be a web guru to use it. Of course you do need developers to develop it (or I will stay hungry) but the simplicity of use is what Salesforce excelled on.
As always this year Salesforce is revolutionizing the world, what with the launch of Apple iPad and the forthcoming Google Crome OS, this year is a revolution for Cloud Computing.
However, with the year beginning with a bad presentation from Google and also the same old stone age technology from Apple (iPad was not expected from the people who made the dent in the universe) I just hope, Salesforce keeps up with the high expectations we hold for them.
Some advancements we are looking forward too...
When Salesforce Sites was launched, it was a excellent concept but with no practical usage, there was a tedious task for creating a login page for it. Why would someone go for sites if all you have to do was load static content in excellent GUI but no real-time support???
This is changing... in Spring 10, Force.com is coming up with real-time authenticate support for enterprise and ultimate users.
No more complex ANT script to deploy application, or eclipse IDE. Just few clicks and its done.
Finally Salesforce undergoes makeup. The new GUI is marvelous, its pleasant and looks cool than the present boring old static GUI. I saw the preview and trust me it is b-e-a-utiful!!!!
Rich Text Support
Multi-level Master detail Relationships
Can it get any better?
Create up to three child levels of master-detail relations
Rollup your data from the deepest child level all the way to the parent
Reports pulling data from all the levels of your complex data model
Limits on Collection has been removed, oh my this sure is exciting...
See it to believe it...
I am desperately waiting for chatter, anyone got preview???