Salesforce Weekly News Roundup

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Welcome to the weekly overview of Salesforce related news for the week of August 21 – August 27. Since this is an overview, some of the news may already be covered in detail in articles on this website.

Salesforce is again one of the most innovative companies

This week, Forbes listed Salesforce as one of the world’s most innovative companies. It’s the 6th year in a row that Salesforce is in the top of the list. I am proud to see Salesforce in the top of the list again. And with Marc Benioff announcing Einstein for coming Dreamforce (see below), I feel confident that Salesforce will make the top of the list again next year.

An insight in how the world’s most innovative companies are ranked:

“Companies are ranked by their innovation premium: the difference between their market capitalization and the net present value of cash flows from existing businesses (based on a proprietary algorithm from Credit Suisse HOLT). The difference between them is the bonus given by equity investors on the educated hunch that the company will continue to come up with profitable new growth.”

The road to Dreamforce – Episode 6

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With Dreamforce just around the corner, the weekly live broadcast “The road to Dreamforce” has already reached its sixth episode. This week’s episode is called “Dreamforce for Marketing: Create deeper customer connections”.

Join Eric Stahl, Katie Doyle, John Somorjai and Kurth Smith as they share all the must-attend marketing sessions and events. You will hear about the Marketing keynote, Customer Success stories, Break-out sessions and more.
Watch episode 6 here

Salesforce announces Einstein, to be revealed at Dreamforce

Fellow blogger Lucy Mazalon wrote an article about Salesforce Einstein earlier this week. Be sure to read it to find out more about the details on Salesforce Einstein. In my opinion this could be a game-changer as it becomes available throughout Salesforce’s product line.

Women’s Leadership Summit

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On August 26 (Women’s Equality Day), Salesforce announced the second annual Women’s Leadership Summit at Dreamforce on October 6.

Equality for all is one of the eight core values of Salesforce and therefore I think it’s only logical that Equality gets it’s well deserved attention at Dreamforce.

The Summit will focus on Workplace Equality, Leadership Equality and Economic Equality.

Winter ’17 Release Notes

The release notes for the Winter 17 are now available. As some of you may have noticed, the release notes were already available a few weeks ago.

The Winter 17 release notes are not yet Generally Available, but still Preview. You can find the release notes here.
Fellow blogger Ines Garcia already wrote an article on this site which featured her top 3 picks. I haven’t yet had the time to go over the release notes in detail, but I am really looking forward to:

The new lightning navigation

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And (finally!) the “save and new”-functionality in Lighting Experience:

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Inline editing in Lightning Experience: Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 09.31.26

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