TrailheadDX, Salesforce's largest gathering of developers, admins, architects, partners, and IT leaders, took place on June 23 and featured Salesforce leaders sharing their vision of innovating anywhere, automating anything, scaling everything, and empowering everyone. And like any major Salesforce event, the company also unveiled new solutions that will empower the Trailblazer Community.
Here are some of the notable announcements from the event:
One of the biggest announcements to come out of TrailheaDX was Salesforce’s expansion of their partnership with Amazon Web Services. According to Salesforce, the partnership will make it easier for customers to use the full set of Salesforce and AWS capabilities together to quickly build and deploy powerful new business applications. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff described the move as a “milestone partnership for the technology industry, and one that will enable our customers to experience an even more powerful Salesforce Customer 360 and achieve a new level of success in their business”.
According to Salesforce research, 83% of IT leaders plan to increase their use of low code tools moving forward. It was because of this demand that led Salesforce to introduce the next generation of the Salesforce Platform, with a goal of powering innovation from anywhere. The new release includes a powerful set of low-code development tools that empower everyone within an organization, regardless of technical skill or role, to create and ship apps on a single platform.
Salesforce also announced at TrailheaDX their new Trailblazer Community, integrating Trailhead with its online community into one unified platform. Available now, the new Trailblazer Community offers a single location for anyone to build new skills, learn from peers and experts, and connect to job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem from anywhere. It also will be extremely helpful for those out of work and don’t have the time or resources to reskill through traditional education.
As the Peak sponsor of TrailheaDX, OwnBackup showcased their Recover and Sandbox Seeding solutions in the partner demo room. We also presented with Florida State University on how the University utilizes Enhanced Sandbox Seeding to streamline their Salesforce development process.
In the session, Dan Powell, Director of Community Engagement Technologies at FSU, talked about how Sandbox Seeding helps all of the University’s different departments use Salesforce efficiently without stepping on each other's toes:
“One challenge with all of these departments using the platform is that each one has different use cases for data, whether it be for recruitment, compliance, onboarding, etc. But with OwnBackup, we can create reusable templates for specific use cases which start with only the specific data we need and then add more data later, rather than beginning with all data and trimming down.”
Last but not least, OwnBackup participated in the Salesforce AppExchange Demo Jam and came out on top! Competing against Flosum, Panaya, and Copado, OwnBackup received 38% of the votes to take the victory. Thanks to everyone who voted!
If you missed any of OwnBackup’s great content from TrailheaDX, check out any of our sessions on demand here.