What did we learn from Dreamforce 2019?

Managing Implementation Consultant Julia Doctoroff gives her round up of Dreamforce 2019…

Going to Dreamforce is like a homecoming for me since I grew up in San Francisco, and it’s an opportunity to connect with so many current and former colleagues. This year I led a Circle of Success for Consulting Partners hosted in the Partner Lodge. About 10 partners attended, as well a couple of customers who were looking for consulting partners. We discussed topics like requirements gathering, best practices for the project lifecycle, documentation, and how to take over projects from other partners. At the end of the 45 minutes, the partners kept talking and networking. I enjoyed that it was so collaborative and that the partners learnt as much from one another as they did from me and my fellow facilitator.

One of the most exciting features that was announced was Dynamic Forms and Dynamic Action Bars. These will be new features in Lightning App Builder, and they’ll allow admins to configure visibility of both individual fields and actions. You’ll also be able to put fields or actions anywhere on the Lightning Page. This is a feature that users have been requesting for years, so it’s great that Salesforce is building it out. Classic will still use Page Layouts, which is yet another reason to join the Lightning train! Another announcement was the Trailhead Go app, which will mean you can do Trailhead badges on your phone.

Dreamforce is quite a whirlwind and it went by so quickly. I’m happy that so many of the sessions are recorded so that I can catch what I missed.

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