Month: April 2016

Interactive Salesforce Marketing Cloud Demo with real Use Case

Most of you have seen some Salesforce Marketing Cloud demos before at events like the Salesforce World Tour, Essentials, roadshows or even Dreamforce. The problem with those demos is that they look very high-end and sofisticated and when you purchase such a product you come to the conclusion that almost nothing comes out-of-the-box.  That is why …

Salesforce Trailhead: a new way to learn working on the Force.com platform

As a Salesforce Administrator & Developer I’m always looking to expand my knowledge on the Force.com platform. Salesforce provides lots and lots of different resources to its customers which help them to better work with the platform and deliver “best-in-class” results. Ranging from the Help & Training portal to the different Customer Success Communities, as …

Sharing my Salesforce Certified Administrator preparation notes

While preparing for my Salesforce Certified Administrator exam, which I passed in april this year, I wrote some notes down to review just before taking the exam. The majority of the notes came from someone else who took the exam somewhere beginning of 2012, and as I was watching the video’s on Premier Help & …

Nice way to start 2015: Passing the Salesforce Advanced Administrator exam.

For the past few weeks, while the family was eating, drinking and having fun over the holidays, I was actually preparing myself for the Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator exam. Maybe this seems a bit dorky to you, but I was actually having fun too ???? Discovering functionality that I hadn’t used before, playing with it …

The not-so-scary Visualforce Email Template as Order Confirmation Email

Almost every Salesforce admin knows how to create an email template which can then be used in Workflow Rules, Process Builder, Visual Flow or just manually from the “Send email” button in the activity history related list. Actually when creating an email template you’ve got 4 options: Text HTML (with a letterhead) Custom (without using …

Creating Conditional Custom Buttons in Salesforce: some use cases

As a Salesforce Admin you sometimes wish you could create a custom button on an object that does one thing depending on a certain condition or does something else if the condition is not met. This is possible but mostly requires some javascript knowledge. A lot of new admins, including myself at one time, depend …

A lesser known Visualforce pageBlock attribute called “mode”

For those of you who create Visualforce pages to extend default Salesforce functionality and who want to be as close to the standard layouts of the user interface, this little baby might come in handy to know ???? When you create a pageBlock in VisualForce you might have noticed that the background is LIGHT GRAY …