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    1. LockerService and Lightning Container Component: Securely Using Third-Party Libraries in Lightning Components

      LockerService and Lightning Container Component: Securely Using Third-Party Libraries in Lightning Components

      Regardless of the language, framework, or platform you use, modern applications are built by assembling discrete and composable components. On the Salesforce platform, the application composition infrastructure is provided by the Lightning Component Framework. That’s how the Salesforce Apps (Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, etc) are built, and that’s also how you can extend and customize these apps with your own components, or create completely new apps.

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      Mentions: Sales Cloud
    2. How Brayola’s customer service team became every girl’s best friend

      How Brayola’s customer service team became every girl’s best friend

      Many items are fun to shop for—wide-brim, floppy hats, lacy skirts, motorcycle jackets, chunky scarves, cowboy boots. The list goes on, virtually to infinity, except for one item. No one likes to shop for bras.

      The problem with bras is they tend to fit each woman differently. Typical measurements like band and cup size aren’t enough to ensure a smooth, supportive, and comfortable undergarment.

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      Mentions: Voice
    3. Free Salesforce training for military spouses — $5,000 value, could be the key to a lucrative, portable career

      Free Salesforce training for military spouses — $5,000 value, could be the key to a lucrative, portable career

      Some military spouses will soon begin testing another option for a portable career thanks to a pilot program that will offer free training to become a Salesforce administrator. The initiative, called SpouseForce, provides Salesforce administrator training to military spouses; that training usually would cost $5,000. 

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    4. The Nonprofit Starter Pack Community Sprint

      The Nonprofit Starter Pack Community Sprint

      On October 22nd and 23rd, almost 60 passionate folks gathered in Seattle (and a handful more, remotely) for the latest Nonprofit Starter Pack Community Sprint. We came together to spend two full days focused on making the Nonprofit Starter Pack even more awesome — and nothing else.

      By: Beth Breisnes, Salesforce MVP and Consultant at Bigger Boat Consulting

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      Mentions: Sfdc Sprint
    5. Salesforce Used to Identify and Support Students Struggling in Their Classes

      Salesforce Used to Identify and Support Students Struggling in Their Classes

      Mission: Automate routine tasks so that employees and students can spend more time on high-quality, meaningful work.  Read this interesting article on how @Salesforce and @SalesforceOrg helped the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. #Cornell

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    6. APX Labs Closes New Round of Funding to Connect the World's Industrial Workforce

      APX Labs Closes New Round of Funding to Connect the World's Industrial Workforce

      WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- APX Labs, the developer of the Skylight platform for enterprise wearable technology, today announced that GE Ventures and Salesforce Ventures participated in its most recent round of financing. The addition of GE Ventures as an APX Labs investor accelerates their common vision to digitally transform the industrial enterprise. 

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    7. Trailhead from Salesforce: free learning but no cheating please

      Trailhead from Salesforce: free learning but no cheating please

      After having it in beta for a year, Salesforce has now launched its free online applications development training program, Trailhead, to the world at large. And in so doing, it has given everyone — from current users looking to add to their skills through to the unemployed looking for a break — an equal chance to get on board.

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    8. A Veterans Day Surprise: Companies Are Hiring the .04% - and it Has Nothing to Do With Philanthropy

      A Veterans Day Surprise: Companies Are Hiring the .04% - and it Has Nothing to Do With Philanthropy

      According to the Department of Defense, only .04% of Americans are active military personnel, a staggeringly small number to be shouldering the weight of our nation's security. These heroes deserve our full support with reintegration when they transition to civilian life, including the transition to employment. 

      @Salesforce.com has a plan for 10,000 Vets.

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      Mentions: Cisco Intuit Forbes
    9. @DocuSign Innovates Humanitarian Disaster Response and Partners with the Salesforce Foundation

      @DocuSign Innovates Humanitarian Disaster Response and Partners with the Salesforce Foundation

      SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced that its philanthropic initiative, DocuSign IMPACT, has partnered with Box, Okta, the Salesforce Foundation, Twilio.org, on the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to expedite volunteer deployment during disasters.

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    10. Giving Diapers, Giving Hope and New @Salesforce CRM

      Giving Diapers, Giving Hope and New @Salesforce CRM

      For Giving Diapers, Giving Hope, each of their new shipping partners will be using a new CRM system custom built to meet the unique needs of the non-profit.  Built upon the Salesforce platform as part of their Salesforce Foundation for non-profits, the CRM will reduce administrative and shipping volunteer hours spent on approving and logging applications by half.  Families will also be notified of each step by email from approval, shipping queue, to tracking notification.

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    11. Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

      Girls in Tech Announces Finalists for 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA

      Thanks for sponsoring Salesforce Ventures!  The finalist female entrepreneurs in the 2015 Lady Pitch Night USA competition will present innovative ideas representing a wide range of areas, from philanthropy and health monitoring to beauty and academia. The half-day pitch competition for early-stage tech startups will be held at San Francisco's NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 

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    12. Salesforce Announces $100M Investment Commitment in Europe from Salesforce Ventures

      Salesforce Announces $100M Investment Commitment in Europe from Salesforce Ventures

      LONDON, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTERPRISE EMEA -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Salesforce Ventures—the company's global corporate investment group—has allocated $100 million to invest in European startups to fuel cloud innovation and customer success in the region.

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      Mentions: Salesforce CRM IDC
    13. Getting Cozy with the Winter ’16 Release

      Getting Cozy with the Winter ’16 Release

      @BrentDowney is the man!  Read his adminhero.com winter 16 release blogpost.

      "This release is HUGE. With over 400 pages (a majority of them being Lightning related), it’s one of the largest releases I recall in recent history!

      "With so much emphasis on the new Lightning Experience, I thought we could focus on the other awesome stuff coming out in just a few weeks in the Winter ’16 release!"

       

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    14. 5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

      5 Big Ideas for Building Philanthropy Into Your Company's DNA

      Any veteran of Dreamforce knows that our community gives back in a big way. This year was no exception with 1 million books donated to libraries and schools around the world, 3,500 kits packed for Project Night Night to support homeless children, 325 students learning to code on site, 75 vets participating in mentoring sessions with executives -- and not to mention 10,000 individuals from nonprofits and universities discovering how they can power their mission with Salesforce.

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    15. Impact Investing and Equity Pledges: The New Landscape of Corporate Responsibility

      Impact Investing and Equity Pledges: The New Landscape of Corporate Responsibility

      When it comes to corporate philanthropy, this is more than just an exciting time. It's an historic one. The movement to reimagine the social purpose of business is accelerating at lightning speed, spinning off a renaissance of entrepreneurship that's exhilarating to behold. This wave of corporate creativity for good is transforming the relationship that businesses have with their communities and the possibilities for real change.

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    16. Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP) Data Importer Tool Deep Dive

      Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP) Data Importer Tool Deep Dive

      Does the thought of migrating data make you want to run screaming? Is your organization using the NonProfit Starter Pack (NPSP)? Do you have data you need to migrate into Salesforce? Fear not System Administrator, the fabulous team over at the Salesforce Foundation has created a tool to help, the NPSP Data Importer tool.

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    17. Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      Healing the Oceans: Technology Can Pave the Way

      The tech industry has the capacity to innovate and solve many global problems, but can it save the sea from overfishing, habitat destruction and acidification? This question was posed on a panel on ocean innovation during Dreamforce, the uber-conference sponsored by cloud computing company Salesforce. 

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    18. UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Big Data, Health Disparities and More

      UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Big Data, Health Disparities and More

      UCSF is partnering with the Salesforce Foundation to support Dreamforce 2015, where experts will explore ways to improve healthcare and research.

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    19. DevZone Welcome Meetups at Dreamforce 2015

      DevZone Welcome Meetups at Dreamforce 2015

      In the Dreamforce 2014 Developer Survey, you emphatically asked for “More networking time!” At Dreamforce 2015, you’ve got it! Please join us for some informal networking at the DevZone Welcome Reception, September 14th from 6pm-8pm. It’s a time to relax, grab a drink, expand your network, and see old friends.

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    20. Dreamforce: Still the One

      Dreamforce: Still the One

      There are more opportunities for selling developer seats than for selling CRM seats, so I look for Salesforce to accentuate platform further. It already has announced Lightning improvements, and there will be more to talk about around Dreamforce.

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    21. Apttus Raises $108M in Series C Funding Round

      Apttus Raises $108M in Series C Funding Round

      SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the Quote-to-Cash solution provider, today announced it has raised $108 million in a Series C funding round. Investors in this round include Iconiq Capital, K1 Capital, KIA and Salesforce Ventures. This investment follows a $37M Series A round in September 2013 and a $41M Series B round in February 2015.

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    22. Apple's $100 million donation to schools isn't enough, it 'should be giving billions,' says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

      Apple's $100 million donation to schools isn't enough, it 'should be giving billions,' says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

      Earlier this week, Salesforce announced yet another multi-million donation.  Billionaire Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been an outspoken advocate for philanthropy. He often chides the tech industry — and other tech billionaires — for not donating more. 

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