Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dreamforce 2014: THE place to be for all you Salesforce Admins out there!

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You've worked hard to become a Salesforce Administrator. You studied and aced the Salesforce Certified Administrator exam. You've built a solid understanding of your company's business processes, and gained unparalleled knowledge of the organizational structure and culture of said company. You've built excellent communication, motivational, and presentation skills because of your intense desire to be the voice of the user within your company. You're also pretty good at analytics and project managment. BUT are you the best admin you can be? No. Not even close. Why? Because the world of Salesforce changes every day. Not only are there upgrades and updates but every day someone discovers new and innovative ways to implement that technology.

So how do you become an even better Salesforce admin? Easy. You go to Dreamforce. The seminal cloud computing event of the year is the perfect place to learn everything you need to continue your progression as a Salesforce admin. Here's some things you can look forward to as a returning, or first-time, Dreamforce attendee:

The Admin Zone

A new addition the already extensive Dreamforce experience is a zone just for Salesforce admins. The Admin Zone is a sanctuary of tips and tricks, networking, demos, and expert Q&As. There will even be Apex workshops for those admins who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty in a big bucket of code. And the Admin Zone is located right next to the Developer Zone so prepare for some serious mingling.

Barrel Full o' Content 

Admins can look forward to over 125 40-minute sessions covering analytics, declaratives, mobile, career advice, multi-org functionality, sandboxes, data, and more. Sessions will cater to everyone from the newest greenhorn to the most grizzled veteran. Use the Dreamforce Agenda Builder to plan your schedule for maximum learning.

The Success Hub

Want to know where to go to get your organization working at lightspeed? Get on down to the Success Hub, where you can find hands-on Salesforce U training. The Success Hub is also where you'll have access to the Services and Premier Support teams.

Circles of Success

Join 6 to 8 other admins and a Salesforce product expert, and prepare for a wild ride as your new group of best friends navigates through specific Salesforce themes of your choosing. The themes covered include data, adoption, metrics, innovation, and the Marketing Cloud. Check out the aforementioned Agenda Builder to ensure you get a seat in the group you want, but walk-ins are also accepted.

There's much more any and all admins can expect in San Francisco this year but the list of amazing things you can experience at this year's Dreamforce is too long to list here. To learn even more about what you can look forward to at Dreamforce watch the video below. And start getting excited!




Sources: 
  1. Kraines, Marissa. "5 Reasons Salesforce Admins Can't Miss Dreamforce." Salesforce Blogs. N.p., 14 Aug. 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2014."What Are the Qualities of a Good Salesforce Admin?" Cloud for Good. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.