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My Favorite Salesforce Spring '11 Feature

Man is a social animal. That is one thing man is sure about history, rest all is still a mystery. Once upon a time, man invented fire, to socialize with his friends at night. Then many million years later, people build houses countries and stuff and then he thought, what the, my friends are gone, whom will I socialize at night? And thus he invented the internet... true story. Well, not exactly true, but who cares, we are social now.

When I wake up early morning, I no longer check if there were any mis-cals last night, I also check if there were twitter mentions, facebook notifications for me. And my android facilitates all this with a single swipe of my thumb. The bottom line, we are social. And if you still don't have a internet line on your computer, you probably are still living in caves.

So Salesforce has grown, grown large like a big puppy and oh, it has also learned some new tricks. The latest release of Salesforce spring 11 boast of more social, more mobile, more success. O…

Developer Edition, Force.com Free Edition and Salesforce Trial Edition

Many good things in life are for free, sadly there are too many free things in this world rendering the user confusing, distressed and frustrated.

If you have worked on Salesforce before Force.com Free, you know the value of a good old Developer account for hand-ons Salesforce but with Force.com Free Edition in picture many new users are confused what should be done.

So if you are new to Salesforce and wish to play around Salesforce, don't get confused. Here is a quick guide what to do...

Free Force.com is a Force.com license, that means you can build/Deploy and create custom app like VolunteerForce but no Salesforce standard CRM Clouds (Like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud)
You may not feel the difference with one use as you as System Admin and can see these clouds, but any other user you create in the org won't have access to them.

Developer Edition, the beautiful and my favorite one (because it is relatively old and happening) is a test org, essentially its like your person…