Archive for August, 2008

Ideas coming in the Winter ’09 Release

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I noticed that a recent idea of mine was marked as coming in the Winter ’09 release.  I decided to check if I could craft a URL to see others tagged as such and, sure enough, it worked.

http://ideas.salesforce.com/popular/coming_in_winter_09

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Auto vCard Usage thru July 08

Auto vCard usage continues to grow. The script received a high of 7425 hits in May 2008 only to drop off in June and July.  If history is an indication, it should pick up again this month.

The stats through July 2008 are below:

Auto vCard consists of 2 custom buttons (one each for Leads and Contacts) that allow you to create a vCard file for a specific record.  In other words, you click a button in Salesforce to save that contact/lead to Outlook or another PIM.

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Akismet PHP5 class updated

The Akismet PHP5 class I use for the Akismet Web-to-Lead Spam Check was updated.  The old version oftentimes hung as it established a session with Akismet.  No longer.  The new version is like butter.

I updated the Arrowpointe Google Code site and the latest version is in the download there.

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Proximity Searching in Salesforce.com (demo)

The recent release of Arrowpointe Maps introduced functionality to perform proximity searching within Salesforce.com.  We call it “Search Nearby”.  With the click of a button from a record in Salesforce, you can search for Leads, Accounts and/or Contacts that are within a user-specified proximity.

Click the image below is see a demo of the functionality in action.

About Arrowpointe Maps

Arrowpointe Maps is an on-demand mapping platform that facilitates a conversation between Salesforce.com & MapQuest allowing for easy deployment of mapping capabilities in your organization and providing end-users a simple means for mapping their data. Arrowpointe Maps is configurable and can be tailored to your organization, so that your users can work with their information in a meaningful way.

The official location for information on Arrowpointe Maps is its product page at http://www.arrowpointe.com/maps. There, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions, screencasts and links to its AppExchange page.

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