Bits and Pieces
- Chatter Communities Now Generally Available
- Bookmark, Follow, Like, Unlike, Unfollow and Respond to a Chatter Message Through Your Email
- Publisher Actions for Chatter
- A Tab for Pricebooks
- Owner Field Added as an Option in Custom Formulas
- Permission Sets for Record Types
- New Developer Console
Chatter Communities Now Generally Available
Partner Portal is history and Chatter Communities are the way to go. You can create public pages in your community that do not require a login, customise your error pages and create custom login pages for external users of you community. This requires a license (Customer Community or Partner Community). This will provide a whole new level of engagement and interaction between companies and their customers or partners.
Bookmark, Follow, Like, Unlike, Unfollow and Respond to a Chatter Message Through Your Email
Bookmark , Follow, Like, Unlike, Unfollow and Respond to a Chatter message through your email. Now you can get all those users, who are not logging in, to join in on Chatter much easier. And once they see what they are missing...you can get them on board!
Publisher Actions in Chatter
Publisher actions which let you create records quickly and from within the Chatter Feed. In my opinion it increases the usability a lot (no need to navigate to another edit page) and also supports the possibility to collaborate better by being able to follow the creation of related objects as well. In addition it opens more opportunities to create lighter, faster and more user- friendly workflows and processes.
A Tab for Pricebooks
Not much more to be said here. If you work with pricebooks, this must be something you have been waiting for. Furthermore, you can customize fields, page layouts, record types and much more.
Owner Field Added as an Option in Custom Formulas
The owner object has been made available for cross object formulas.
Permission Sets for Record Types
You can add access to record types through permission sets. This will give you the additional flexibility without having to create additional profiles.
New Developer Console
It is much cleaner to make use of perspectives just like Eclipse. This makes it a lot faster and more responsive. Switching between different views is easy and intuitive.
- The new version is ready to be used and you do not necessarily need to do anything.
- It's good to be aware of the changes in case there are questions.
- Familiarize yourself with the Release notes.
- Inform your users about the changes.
- Choose the features you want to deploy.
- Remember that some of the features are turned on automatically.
For more information, please visit http://www.salesforce.com/customer-resources/releases/.