Brian Kwong & Mark Ross are proud to present WizardCast. We enjoy talking about technology, Salesforce, and telling very bad jokes.

 

We are Salesforce experts and passionate about sharing our knowledge and experience with the community. Brian has been a Salesforce MVP since November 2012 and Mark since August 2014. Our unique sense of humor and personality tagged us with our community nicknames. Brian is the Salesforce Wizard – known for wearing a Wizard’s hat and Mark can be often found carrying a little Yoda doll on his back.

 

This is podcast for Salesforce professionals and technology lovers everywhere. Full of interesting tidbits, humor, and likely many bad puns.

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WizardCast Dreamforce Ready with Amber Boaz

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WizardCast Dreamforce Ready with Amber Boaz Episode 52

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Mark Gillian has disappeared. So the WizardCast is looking for a new co-host! Want to take part in our Voices of the Ohana or add your voice to the list of “Auditions?”  Check our post https://thewizardnews.com/2017/09/06/wizardcast-intro…n-voice-of-ohana/

Amber Boaz

Amber Boaz is the CRM Platform Owner at Rapid7. She’s also a multi-year MVP who has presented numerous times at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual convention in San Francisco. Amber was nice enough to co-host this episode despite being sick and being on NyQuil.

Dreamforce Ready with Amber Boaz

Amber & Brian talks about how to get Dreamforce Ready. Don’t take Brian’s advice to simply register for Dreamforce, get a hotel and transportation and simply just show up.

Listen to Amber who gets started the day after the previous Dreamforce:

  • Compression Socks – Save your feet
  • Don’t overload on sessions!
  • List your top things to learn at Dreamforce & priortize
  • Plan with your Team – You don’t all have to go to the same sessions. Split up, take notes, and share afterwards!
  • Plan time for the expo
  • Plan time for parties
  • Plan Time for naps!
  • Bring portable charging batteries and/or a power strip
  • Leave the laptop at the hotel
  • Use Evernote to take notes – since it works offline – or bring a notebook & pen
  • Do not buy new shoes right before Dreamforce – break them in!
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Shipping your dirty clothes home & packing the swag is perfectly acceptable
  • Shipping books/media from Salesforce? Let the shipper know you shipping media – may get a discount!
  • Put your Twitter Handle on your bag/namebadge
  • And many many more – but you have to listen!

Another great suggestion from Amber is to do a Dreamforce retrospective. What worked? What didn’t work? What can you do next year?

To see other tips, check out this Salesforce blog with tips from the community https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/09/advice-dreamforce-first-timers.html

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WizardCast Winter’18 Readiness with Gillian Bruce plus a Dreamforce Exclusive!

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WizardCast Winter’18 Readiness with Gillian Bruce Plus a Dreamforce Exclusive! Episode 51

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Mark has disappeared. So the WizardCast is looking for a new co-host! Want to take part in our Voices of the Ohana or add your voice to the list of “Auditions?”  Check our post https://thewizardnews.com/2017/09/06/wizardcast-intro…n-voice-of-ohana/

Gillian Bruce

Gillian is the Senior Admin Evangelist at Salesforce. She’s also the co-host from a little podcast called “Salesforce Podcast for Admins” Gillian wanted to expand her hosting prowess by auditioning for Mark’s position as WizardCast co-host.

Winter’18 Release Readiness

Winter’18 Salesforce release is coming right around the corner! The release date varies for your org, but the majority will have it by mid-October. Find the exact date at https://status.salesforce.com/status

Great places to learn about the upcoming release

Gillian’s favorite Winter’18 Release features, most are for Lightning Experience

  • Dynamic Pages (Pilot)- Set rules when a component will display on a page based on the record data
  • Mass in-line editing in List Views for Lightning Experience
  • Emojis in Chatter
  • Share the Calendar in Lightning Experience

Dreamforce Exclusive

November 6 – 9 is Dreamforce this year! The first floor of the Moscone West will be hosting the admin and dev area this year, including 1100 minutes of session goodness at the Admin Theatre. These are walk by sessions, no registering in the agenda builder required. The Admin Theatre is a great place to find a seat and listen to some great content.

  • Professional Headshots for Free
  • The Swag Wheel – Bigger & Better
  • More Demo Booths including Einstein for Admins & helping migration to Lightning Experience
  • Security & Trust Cafe – Free Coffee!
  • Rumor: General Community Lounge between the Dev & Admin area

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WizardCast Introduction – Voices of Ohana

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WizardCast Introduction – Voice of Ohana

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Background – What are we going to do with these?

Our end goal is to create a “voice of our Ohana” likely used as part of the podcast intro or possibly as a new segment. It’ll depend greatly on the number of these we receive. It’s also part of a closing series regarding auditioning for a new co-host. This will be the first usage to make it sound like Brian had more auditions than we actually got.

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You: Welcome! I’m YOUR NAME, **YOUR JOB TITLE** from Your Organization and you’re listening to the WizardCast!

How to submit

Note submission of audio to either of these formats automatically means you agree to let us use your message on the podcast in full or in part.
Option 1: Phone

  1. Call 608 492.0321
  2. Leave a message with the script above. If you don’t like what you left, just say so, hang up and call again

Options 2: Email

  1. Record your audio (MP3 or WAV preferred)
  2. Email it to Wizardcast@thewizardnews.com

When to Submit

Please Submit by 9/27/17 – the earlier the better. If you’re reading this after 9/27/17, feel free to submit but I can’t promise when we’ll use the audio. I’ll like a large number of these to use in a podcast theoretically scheduled for October.

WizardCast Insert Heroku Pun with Kevin Poorman

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Brian would like to apologize to his High School Spanish Teacher and Telenovela fans everywhere

Kevin Poorman

Kevin Poorman, aka CodeFriar, talks to the Wizardcast during Salesforce World Tour Chicago 17 all about Heroku. Kevin was a Salesforce MVP for many years before he joined salesforce.com as an employee. He’s current a Technical Evangelist at Salesforce.

We had a little too much fun.

Midwest Dreamin’

Is August 10 and 11! We may try to do a Wizardcast episode. Stay Tuned!

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WizardCast New and Improved with John Graf

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WizardCast New and Improved with John Graf

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John Graf

John Graf was the co-host behind the Nerdforce podcast, a series with Nana Gregg that talked about salesforce and all things nerds.

John escapes from Brian’s basement to talk about his new podcast the Cloud Force Collective. It’s not really a hippy hipster idea, but it’s about getting people together to create something larger than ourselves. It’ll be launching at Midwest Dreamin in Chicago August 10 and 11.

Midwest Dreamin’

Midwest Dreamin’ is the big salesforce user group meeting. It’s organized by users for users of salesforce and brings together user groups from multiple states. It’s happening August 10 and 11 in Chicago and has some great key notes, presenters, and expo hall.

Brian will be there representing Better Partners and will be staffing the “genius bar” for 2 hours each day. Mark, unfortunately, blew threw his travel budget and won’t be attending – but… but… if we get a lot of interest perhaps we can arrange a virtual presence for Mark and do a live Wizardcast recording at Midwest Dreamin. Interest will be measured by the number of downloads and shares (using #WizardCast tag or mentioning @Kwongerific and/or @MarkRoss__c).

So make sure you go to MidwestDreamin.com, register, and come to the event and say hi to Brian and John Graf. We’ll love to talk with you.

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Salesforce World Tour Tour 2017

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WizardCast Salesforce World Tour Tour 2017

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The Salesforce World Tour, Chicago

Thanks to:

Rachel Mincarelli- AwesomeAdmins

Nik Panter

Saasy, Einstein, & Cody the Bear – Salesforce Mascots

Astro… maybe Chris Duarte

Ryan Headley

Scott Cotter from Skuid

Jen Bowen – Salesforce Saturday

Michael Gerholdt Salesforce

Michael Orr – Salesforce

Kavindra Patel– Salesforce

PICTURES!

World Tour Entrance
World Tour Entrance 2
WizardCast interviewing Mascots
Look how strong the Wizard is!
Salesforce Trivia with Mike Gerholdt and Justice Sikakane
WizardCast what are we doing?
These Mascots look really really still
Scott Cotter from Skuid
Mark Ross Presenting
Dale Ziegler at Ask the Expert booth

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WizardCast Let It Flow

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WizardCast Let It Flow Episode 47

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Thanks to our great intern  Mike Kelly. You will be missed. Who wants to be our next intern?

Brian is also ashamed he got Professor Higgins (My Fair Lady) confused with Professor Hill (The Music Man). He blames how tired he was.

Let It Flow

Mark and Brian hosted a Salesforce webinar called Introduction to Flow

Check out our Flow Hands-On-Training (HOT) from DF15 plus many other HOTs for free: https://www.salesforce.com/campaigns/success-services/sfu-hands-on-training-sessions.jsp

Brian’s Wizard Apprentice Flow series http://bit.ly/WizardApprenticeFlow

Check out the start of the Flownatics. First 8 minutes of the “Flow Code” until Brian’s camera battery died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNBBTLD5U8

*This area will get filled out with more details later.* *maybe*

The Flownatic Pledge

I (My Name), pledge to uphold the values and best practices of the Flownatics. I solemnly swear upon pain of APEX, to share and spread the good word of the Flownatics to all who will listen and especially to those who don’t.

I shall forever hold Flow as my primary starting element deep in my heart, mind, soul and web browser. I shall never underestimate the power of the Flow. I shall forever remain Flowficient.
May the Flow be with us, always. 

 

 

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WizardCast Salesforce Ideas Highlight Spring 2017

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WizardCast Salesforce Ideas Highlight Spring 2017 Episode 46

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Thanks to our great intern  Heather Palosaari for unwitting being a pawn in Brian’s evil plan.

IdeaExchange Highlight

Every now and then, Mark and Brian like to look at the IdeaExchange and highlight some ideas. These could be great ideas that could used some attention, old ideas that may need a bit of an update or additional life to them, or popular ideas that not everyone has heard of yet. This time, the WizardCast asked YOU what ideas we should look like.

Here’s the four we choose for this episode:

Want to submit your own idea? Tell us in our IdeasExchange highlight survey

Idea Submitted By
Debug logging level that will prevent ENTERING_MANAGED_PKG appearing in the log Daniel Ballinger
Roll-Up Summary Fields: Formulas Rather than Static Criteria Jim Young
Where is this field used (page layout or formula) Ben Dvorachek
Approval Process – Removal of “Submit for Approval” button after a record is app Gorav Seth

Want to submit your own idea? Tell us in our IdeasExchange highlight survey

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WizardCast Future of Salesforce and AI – The AI Is Coming From Inside The Platform!

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WizardCast Future of Salesforce and AI – The AI Is Coming From Inside The Platform! Episode 45

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Go check out Jennifer W. Lee‘s blog. It’s awesome, so I awesome she’s a sponsor without giving us money. Seriously, Awesome: https://jenwlee.wordpress.com/

Future of Salesforce with AI

Mark and Brian talk about the announcement regarding the joint venture between Salesforce’s Einstein and IBM’s Watson. Where’s Salesforce going in the future in general? Let’s discuss.

What are your ideas and thoughts? Let us know! Add a comment!

Got a question? Post them here and we’ll try to put them in front of Peter Coffee this summer during Midwest Dreamin’. This is the big super-uper usergroups in Chicago August 10th and 11th. It’s the Voltron of User Groups.

Holo lens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwWueXlsOrA

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WizardCast Spring 17 is Coming

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WizardCast  Spring 17 is Coming Episode 44

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There’s something strange going on at the Wizardcast. Stay tuned, who knows what may happen

Spring 17

Spring 17 release of Salesforce is coming! Mark talks about some of the features coming up and Brian… well Brian opens up the release notes for the first time. The release notes are over 400 pages this turn around, but it’s worth going through the first 20 pages to get a list of the features coming up.

Mark calls this the “Ahhh there you go Lightning” release.

Resources:

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WizardCast 5 -REDACTED- Deployment -REDACTED- You Won’t Believe are -REDACTED-!

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WizardCast  5 -REDACTED- Deployment -REDACTED- You Won’t Believe are -REDACTED-! Episode 43

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There’s something strange going on at the Wizardcast. Stay tuned, who knows what may happen

Deployment Options

Mark and Brian talk about the options for deployment:

  • Salesforce IDE: Mavensmate or Eclipse
  • Salesforce Change Sets
  • Manual Copy/Paste or Recreate
  • Create a Package
  • Paid Options:  Gearset, CoPaDo, Dreamfactory, Flowsome, AutoRabbit

There may be other paid deployment options, but these are the ones we’re familiar with. If you investigate any of these, please let them know the WizardCast sent you. We won’t get any kick back or anything, but who knows, maybe Brian will have to stop coming up with Fake Sponsors.

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WizardCast Life, the Universe, and Peter Coffee

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WizardCast Life the Universe and Peter Coffee – Episode 42

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Happy New Year! The WizardCast starts off with resolutions. Brian resolves not to take anymore time than necessary to start the salesforce content and Mark resolves to do all the future sponsor spots (last statement not approved by Mark)

Don’t Panic! It’s all good. Brian and Mark also celebrate their 42nd episode in weird and strange ways.

Peter Coffee – 5 Things We Should Stop Doing

  1. Stop using the term “significance” as in statistical significance. Significant results is not the same as a “big” result. Stop making assumptions
  2. Stop building of bridges and more constructions of chains of “shared truth”
  3. Stop telling people they need to learn to code
  4. Stop thinking as static & professional. It’s dynamic Risk management model.
  5. Stop Estimating & Extrapolating. You should Measure and Model

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WizardCast Happy Holidays 2016

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WizardCast Happy Holidays 2016 – Episode 41

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Happy Holidays! Merry KwanHaunaKrismas!

Holiday Music Album

Mark and Brian are happy to announce the release of their holiday carols albums. So Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these hits:

  • Flowdolph the Process-Oriented Reindeer
  • Flowy the Snowman!
  • Salesforce Sells

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WizardCast Flow Begone?!

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WizardCast  Flow Begone?! – Episode 40

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Beware the Joke Attack!

YoWiz – Dale Ziegler

Dale reached out to Wizardcast regarding his concern about feedback that Flow is “too difficult” for many admins.

Dale is known as the “Solo Admin” who has recently become a consultant at Clarus Group.

Is Flow Going Away? Aka Flow BeGone

Brian and Mark noticed a number of rumors floating around that Flow is going to be going away. That salesforce feels it doesn’t get used often enough to put any resources to it.

So we went straight to the source and talked with Scott Kozinchik one of the Product Managers that owns Flow.

The quick answer: No. Flow isn’t going away.

Flow’s designer will be re-written because it currently uses Flash which is no longer being supported. Users may need to manually download a Flash plugin in the short term as browsers stop including Flash. The feature itself is not going away.

Got feedback for Scott on what you want in a new designer? Tweet him at @scottkozy_sfdc

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WizardCast Belated Boo

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WizardCast  Belated Boo- Episode 39

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BOO!

Apologies for Brian’s sound quality. He was suffering from a nasty cold.

YoWiz

We have two questions this episode. First question is from Susan who wants to know if she has to map all the 300 fields for the contact to the screens in her Flow.

Second question is from Kevin Caputo who wanted to know our thoughts on the future of Flow.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

 

This episode is all about compassion and zen! This is from Dreamforce 2016 and the full title is “Compassion as a Way of Life – The Zen Monks and Nuns of the Plum Village Monastery.”

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Francis Pindar, The Universe, and Everything

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WizardCast Francis Pindar, The Universe and Everything – Episode 38

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We’re live at Dreamforce 2016!

We start off with a joke from Jayvin Arora,who apparently dislikes Brian’s jokes.

Interview: Francis Pindar

In a rare in-person event that only seems to occur at Salesforve events, Brian and Mark met in person to interview the wonderful, the fantastic, Francis Pindar. Francis is a freelance Salesforce consultant and has been an MVP since the Winter ’12 release (End of 2011).

Francis has a rich and storied history in theatre and cinema. Including being in a number of movies, including some of our favorites.

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Francis experiencing a black bean cake from Great Eastern Bakery with Brian Kwong (not in photo)

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

It was Mark’s turn to pick the video, and he decided to be lazy. His choice is more of a homework, which is to go watch the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy movie – “starring” Francis Pindar.

If you don’t have one of those fancy video rental places, you can find it streaming:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Sam-Rockwell/dp/B003QSNZXM/

Google: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=pmyNitDhMd8

But because I don’t want to leave you hanging, here’s a link of the TV series from the BBC I found by searching on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTNuldPhP20

 

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WizardCast Dreamforce 2016 Live – PreKeynote

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WizardCast Dreamforce 2016 Live – PreKeynote- Episode 37

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We’re live at Dreamforce 2016! Mark and Brian got together in the Moscone Center, right before the start of the keynote. We recorded a quick update about our experience and we talk to a few of the attendees.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to talk with us today.

We also want to thank SharinPix for being the first “sponsor” by providing the Wizardcast staff with free stickers! Finally, we can pay off all our expenses – assuming the vendors accept stickers as currency.

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WizardCast Dreamforce Ready 2016

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WizardCast Dreamforce Ready 2016- Episode 36

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Brian tells a really inTENTS joke series.

YoWiz: Really Not a Fake Person – What are you doing for Dreamforce? How are you getting ready?

Yes, how are we Dreamforce Ready 2016!

Brian and Mark talk about what sessions they’re looking forward to and other events. Mark is looking forward to playing with Apex and the Limits at the Dream park on Tuesday night.

Brian is planning on doing a lot of networking and hanging out at the various zones.

D&DF16 and Nerdforcecon16

Don’t forget that this Tuesday is the last Dungeons and Dreamforce 16 before the live event at NerforceCon16. Watch us live at 8:30 PM Central Tuesday at twitch.tv/salesforceyoda 

Have you missed the previous episodes? View them here! http://nerdforce.co/nerdforcecon-2016/ddf16/ddf16-episodes/

Then RSVP for the final chapter at NerdForceCon16 at Dreamforce Thursday morning. http://nerdforce.co/nerdforcecon-2016/

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WizardCast D&DF16 for Charity

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WizardCast D&DF16 for Charity – Episode 35

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Mark and Brian try out their new introduction – let us know what you think!

YoWiz: Really Not a Fake Person – What is D&DF16?

You can read more about the event here: http://wp.me/p5Tbvq-1lt

D&DF16 is a group of Salesforce Community members who will be playing Dungeons & Dragons and taking donations for Charity… an organization called Extra-Life.. not a person.

This event is organized by those great folks, John Graf and Nana Gregg, of the NerdForce Podcast.  Our dungeon master is the great, the wonderful, the please-continue-being-my-co-host, Mark Ross – aka Salesforce Yoda.

The game will be Salesforce & Dreamforce themed as the players attempt to help Lord Benioff (and his magical boots) save the realm of Forcelandia from the clutches of the evil Oracular Empire. It’s going to be campy. It’s going to be full of bad puns and jokes. It’s going to be one heck of an adventure. Mark has been fairly tight-lipped about the full story. Makes me wonder if Parker Harris will show up as LightningMan.

Streaming URL: https://twitter.com/salesforceyoda 

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WizardCast The One With Ninjas 17

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WizardCast The One With Ninjas 2017 – Episode 34

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Mark and Brian try out their new introduction – let us know what you think!

YoWiz: Anon Mouse – Why is it called Winter ’17?

We talk about why it’s called Winter ’17 even though the release actually comes out in 2016. We also chat about some of the features that excite us.

See the Winter ’17 release notes here: https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/winter17/release-notes/salesforce_release_notes.htm

Brian Apologizes to Gillian Madill and/or Kris Lande

The answer is: Both of you!

Mark makes fun of Brian because, he again, got Gillian and Kris confused. They look so similar and they’re so awesome; it’s so easy to get them confused! Right?! RIGHT?

Who is Who?

Who is Who?

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WizardCast – Getting Cool With Erica Kuhl

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WizardCast Getting Cool With Erica Kuhl – Episode 33

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Mark and Brian try out their new introduction – let us know what you think!

Interview: Erica Kuhl

Erica Kuhl is Vice President of Community at Salesforce. We talk about the Salesforce Community, how things got started, and exactly where does “Den Mom” come from. Plus, Brian got to find out he was one of the special top 40 people in the old Lithium forums before we got the new success community. His ego has grown even more.

So sit back, listen, and let’s get Kuhl.

Thanks Den Mom!

Welcome Alexander Lovell to our community: bit.ly/wizardcastalex

 

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This video was provided by Erica Kuhl. It from 2013 and talks about the power of Community and Customer Advocacy.

http://bit.ly/sfcommunity

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WizardCast Elysium Avoidance with Peter Coffee

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WizardCast Elysium Avoidance with Peter Coffee – Episode 32

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We are live at Midwest Dreamin’. We want to thank Corinne Melchior for being our intern and holding our lovely “Appluse,” “Laugh,” and “Groan” signs.

Thank you to everyone else who came to listen to Mark Ross, Peter Coffee and I have an interesting conversation. At the very end, we made sure to have on the record, that Mark is embarrassing.

Interview: Elysium Avoidance with Peter Coffee

We have a very special guest today, Peter Coffee, the VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce. We had a great conversation on multiple topics including the impact of Pokemon Go, the future of our workforce, the possibility of robots taking over our jobs and the consequences of this happening. More importantly, we talk about alternatives to a whole automatic workforce.

Other topics include how business are watching us and just how likely is drawing a full house in poker.

You can see the video of the Amazon Warehouse Peter mentioned here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quWFjS3Ci7A

Join our WizardCast Chatter Group: http://bit.ly/wizardcastsuccess

Or Wizard Magic: http://bit.ly/wizardmagic

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WizardCast Keep on Rolling Up

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WizardCast Keep on Rolling Up – Episode 31

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Mark and Brian talk about how ready they are for Midwest Dreamin… or rather how not ready they are.

Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest Peter Coffee

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

YoWiz: Symbolize a record has an Attachment

Our question comes from Rebecca Glasser who wanted to know if there was a native way to put an icon to symbolize a record has an attachment.

The trick is the word “Native.” The answer is… no… but there’s some work arounds using tools like Andrew Fawcett’s Declarative Roll up Tool.

Andrew Fawcett’s Declarative Roll up tool: https://github.com/afawcett/declarative-lookup-rollup-summaries

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Or Wizard Magic: http://bit.ly/wizardmagic

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WizardCast Happy *Safe Harbor* of July

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WizardCast – Happy *Safe Harbor* of July

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It’s not really an episode. We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July and finally remove those annoying *Safe Harbors* in the last episode.

Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest Peter Coffee

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

 

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WizardCast Baby Baby

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WizardCast Baby Baby – Episode 30

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We like to thank all our sponsors – not matter how fake they may be. We also love our quiet and secluded recording studio baby where we can always record the most pristine baby audio.

Lightbulb

The Salesforce community is huge. There’s millions of us. Many of us have suggestions and desires on how they want the platform to improve. Sadly many of these suggestions get lost.

For not even the price of a coffee a day, you can support one of these lost suggestions, these great ideas in the rough.

baby

It’s only one small click to support this lost idea. You click hundreds of times every day.
Developer? You can help too, even if you don’t click as much. Everyone can click. Wizardcast likes to call this review: Lightbulb

Our first idea comes from Amber Boaz(@Amber9904) about determining the number of times a report has been run.

You can view and help this lost idea here: bit.ly/runreportrun

Bonus Idea comes from a great and insightful person. We all admire him. http://bit.ly/contactrelations

Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest *Safe Harbor*

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

baby

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This video gives you a peek at the lobby of the Salesforce building in San Francisco. Completely with a huge video wall showing a water flowing down the wall and over doorways. baby

http://bit.ly/cloudcomedy13

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – The One With Ninjas

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WizardCast – The One With Ninjas – Episode 29

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Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest Erica Kuhl (@ericakuhl)

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

 

YoWiz: Using Flow to accept a file

Our question today comes from Paula who asked about if Flow can accept a file to create multiple opportunities on an account. This is a bit of a tricky situation since my reply to Paula bounced due to the inbox being full. Since Brian can’t reply to her by email, we thought we’ll use the podcast.

Paula emailed WizardCast@TheWizardNews.com regarding a youtube training video series I did called “Wizard’s Apprentice.” You can find those videos at https://thewizardnews.com/wizards-apprentice/ and http://bit.ly/wizardapprentice

 

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This video gives you a peek at the lobby of the Salesforce building in San Francisco. Completely with a huge video wall showing a water flowing down the wall and over doorways.

http://bit.ly/soloadmin

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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Bonus Clip:

Want to see what happens when you “eat” a sodium cracker? Pure Sodium is very very reactive:

WizardCast Holiday

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WizardCast Holiday – Episode 28

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Happy Memorial Day

Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest Erica Kuhl (@ericakuhl)

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This video gives you a peek at the lobby of the Salesforce building in San Francisco. Completely with a huge video wall showing a water flowing down the wall and over doorways.

http://bit.ly/sfdcwaterfall

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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Wizardcast Lightbulb

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WizardCast Lightbulb – Episode 27

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Thank you, thank you, thank you dear listeners for achieving the 200 listens by end of day 5/6. This got Ryan Headley (@lifewithryan) from Apex & the Limits (@ApexNTheLimits) to wear Lion PJs at Midwest Dreamin‘. Amazing job.

Sadly this was not captured on the podcast. We went from this tweet:

https://twitter.com/rrogers09/status/727217005976145920

And after a lot of back and forth and some private discussions with Ryan we came to this announcement:

Lightbulb

The Salesforce community is huge. There’s millions of us. Many of us have suggestions and desires on how they want the platform to improve. Sadly many of these suggestions get lost.

For not even the price of a coffee a day, you can support one of these lost suggestions, these great ideas in the rough.

It’s only one small click to support this lost idea. You click hundreds of times every day.
Developer? You can help too, even if you don’t click as much. Everyone can click. Wizardcast likes to call this review: Lightbulb

Our first idea comes from Tracy Kronzak (@TracyKronzak) and is all about making the platform more friendly for B2C (Business to Customer or Business to Constituent)

You can view and help this lost idea here: http://bit.ly/lightbulbocr

Midwest Dreamin’ Spot

Want to come and see WizardCast live? We’ll be holding a live recording session at the Midwest Dreamin’ conference in July 21/22. So come to the show in Chicago, IL and come see Mark and Brian. Bring your questions for the host and for our special guest Erica Kuhl (@ericakuhl)

Learn more about Midwest Dreamin’ and register today http://midwestdreamin.com/

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This video gives you a peek at the lobby of the Salesforce building in San Francisco. Completely with a huge video wall showing a water flowing down the wall and over doorways.

http://bit.ly/sfdcwaterfall

 

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast Sing-a-Long Podcast with Apex & The Limits

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WizardCast Sing-a-Long Podcast with Apex & The Limits – Episode 26

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It’s a musical episode. Starting with a singing joke and leading into a parody of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long blog.

Interview – Apex & the Limits

WizardCast is proud to have three members of Apex & the Limits: Rachel Rogers (@rrogers09), Ryan Headley (@lifewithryan), & Mark Ross (@markross__c). They’re three of five members of a parody band that focuses on Salesforce theme music. They’s so big, they even have their own security.

We chat about how the band got started, Ryan’s “voices” that tell him what to do, and what’s coming up next. We also discussed some of the challenges behind trying to sell parody music.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

The video of this episode will be delayed… until May 4, 2016. You can hear the new Apex & the Limits song! Click here for the channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

*Placeholder*

Learn more about Apex & the Limits at their website: http://www.apexandthelimits.com/ and come see them at MidWest Dreamin’ 2016 where Apex & the Limits have been exclusively sponsored by Better Partners

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast is Midwest Dreamin’ 2016

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WizardCast is Midwest Dreamin’ 2016 – Episode 25

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It’s back to Salesforce jokes… okay it’s a non-salesforce joke that’s been repurposed. We finally relieve John Graf of the agony of not knowing the punchline for the joke we had two episodes ago.

Interview – Midwest Dreamin’ with Eric Dreshfield

WizardCast is honored to have Eric Dreshfield (@ericdresh) to talk about some of the history behind MidWest Dreamin’, one big huge Salesforce User Group meetings.  We talk about what coming up this year, including transportation between the hotel & Navy Pier and about the 3  keynote speakers.

We also talk about tips for attending, especially complaining about how terrible GPS is in downtown Chicago.

Midwest Dreamin’ registration is open today, come and join us! http://midwestdreamin.com/

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

The video this week is a keynote. Yes, I know, a Keynote. Why are we doing a keynote video? Because it star’s Todd Enders (@toddenders)… a “Special Snowflake” in the Salesforce world. It’s also a very interesting perspective on how to handle customer service in a world that’s becoming more and more connected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o_l2rdLfoQ

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast Happy April Fool’s 2016

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WizardCast Happy April Fool’s 2016 – Episode 24

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It was Mark’s responsibility to have an opening joke this episode. You can see the results.

Happy April Fool’s day!

Not a Fred

In our “Not a Fred” segment. We asked people the same question to get a variety of insights. This episode, I talk to Jarrod Kingston (@JarrodMichael)and Jennifer Wobser (@crmsalesgem)at the Salesforce Chicago World Tour about April Fool’s jokes for Admins. Thank you Jarrod & Jennifer for being one of the few willing participates for our first Not a Fred segment.

You can learn more about MVP Office Hours here: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000001oXH

Fun fact: Brian “forgot” to tell Mark to listen to the World tour audio before we recorded this segment. That’s why Brian’s laughing because he realized Mark doesn’t know what the pranks were that was talked about in the segment.

We also reached out to you on Twitter for you ideas for Salesforce Admin Pranks. Thanks to:

Kelly Bentubo @KellyBentubo

Samantha Safin @thesafinhold

Andrew Schmiechen @AndySchmiechen

Celeste Keller @salesforcesaint

Also thanks to Jennifer Wobser for capturing the interview moment with Jarrod Kingston

Brian Apologizes to Gillian Madill

Really Gillian… I’m sorry. Again… The REALLY sad part is I’m pretty sure that you were wearing a name tag. Gillian was also nice enough to be interview for Not a Fred, but sadly that audio was somehow lost. It may have been user error (Brian’s fault). It may have been due to batteries dying before the recording was paused. It definitely was not because Brian recorded calling Gillian Kris Lande. Not at all. Actually in all seriousness that’s not what happened. Why are you looking at me that way? I’m completely serious! Why doesn’t anyone take me serious?!

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

There’s no video this week… but I guess if you HAVE to watch something… check our Ryan Headley’s youtube channel and his most recent song “Everyone’s an Admin”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-wFHCWmgOg

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – Lighting, Lightning, Lightening

Salesforce

Salesforce Yoda

WizardCast Lighting, Lightning, Lightening – Episode 23

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Fun fact (okay, only Brian thinks it’s fun) – today’s episode was almost “Lightning Lighting Lightening up the Salesforce UI.” Which Brian thought was overly clever. Mark pointed out that it was 1. too long and 2. Confusing and missing the whole point. He won. Enjoy.

Today’s jokes are in honor of John Graf (@JohnGraf6) co-host of the NerdForce podcast (http://nerdforce.co/). John listens to us at 1.5 speed so our jokes will “pop.” So Mark and I get some, apparently, much needed practice. Hope you enjoy the jokes John. We have a special one – just for you – after the closing music.

YoWiz: Lightning Power

Our question today comes from Alesia Dvorkina via emailing WizardCast@TheWizardNews.com

“How will Salesforce Admin role change with Lightning coming to a stage? Will Admins have more/less power? What do you think? Should Admins explore Lightning in the Sandboxes, or (especially for more complex orgs) wait till more features are released? What is your take on this?”

Mark and Brian first discuss – briefly – the difference between Lighting, Lightning, Lightening and talk a bit about what they are looking for in the new UI.

Thanks for all the questions Alesia. Mark insisted we answer all of in one episode. Hope we help – thanks for listening.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Our video this episode is “Process Builder, Salesforce App Cloud, Spring ’16” The great Product Manager for Process Builder, Shelly Erceg (@@shelly_sfdc ) shows off the new features in Spring ’16 and teases us with what’s on the road map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL9cy2Qm6Ks

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – Happy Saint Molis Day!

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Salesforce Yoda

WizardCast Happy Saint Molis Day! – Episode 22

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Today is Pi Day (3.14) also known as Rounded Pi Day (3.14159 ie 3.1416). Today is better known as Saint Molis day. That special day where Saint Molis may bless us Salesforce Admins and Developers with gifts and edicts.

Saint Molis

Saint Molis graces us with his presences and brought us some goodies as well as some edicts.

Saint Molis’ edicts are simple.

  1. 1Don’t use Quick Create
  2. Use the advanced formula tab
  3. Avoid Multi-Select Picklists unless you really really have to

To learn more about this year’s gift – The Power of One, you can go here:

https://success.salesforce.com/answers?id=9063000000048RbAAI

https://success.salesforce.com/profileQuestions?u=0053000000235ByAAI&type=Question

Join the Salesforce Success Community shrine to Saint Molis, Who owes me a beer?!?: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000001oX7

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

There’s no video this episode… Sorry you gotta wait until the next one.

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – Super Service Goodie List with Elna Miller

WizardCast Super Service Goodie List with Elna Miller – Episode 21

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Our listener provided joke is from Chris Bair. Thanks for the submission Chris!

Post Valentines Day

February 8th 2016 is the Lunar New Year, to everyone who celebrates…. Happy New Year. Gong Hay Fat Choi… and Brian apologizes sincerely for butchering the Cantonese.

Goodie List with Elna Miller

Elna Miller is the Customer Success Strategy Senior Manager at salesforce.com

Here the the links to our moderated Community groups:

Success – Getting Started (http://www.salesforce.com/success-gettingstarted)
Release Readiness & Feature Adoption (http://bit.ly/ReleaseReadinessSalesforce)
Success – Premier Central (http://bit.ly/PremierCentral)
Success – Marketing Cloud (http://bit.ly/marketingcloudcommunity)

Each group hosts webinars. The Release Readiness group is the home of the new Achieve More series (www.salesforce.com/achievemore) which all admins should check out!

I also recommend online Circles of Success – virtual versions of the small group customer roundtables that are wildly popular at Dreamforce and other events. Sign up for a session athttps://sites.google.com/site/salesforcecirclesofsuccess/

bit.ly/GoodieList

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Our video this episode are all 177 webinars Elna Miller was involved with in 2015. What? That’s too many? You want something specific? Fine… I guess.

This is a recording from their first live session of the newest “Achieve More” series webinar, “Improve Lead Conversion.” The secret word to find somewhere in the recording is “magic.” 🙂
http://bit.ly/ImproveLeadConversion-LIVE

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WizardCast – Happy New Year 2016 with Chris Barry

WizardCast Happy New Year 2016 – Episode 20

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Our listener provided joke is from Ryan Lorenzen. Thanks for the submission Ryan!

Happy New Year

February 8th 2016 is the Lunar New Year, to everyone who celebrates…. Happy New Year. Gong Hay Fat Choi… and Brian apologizes sincerely for butchering the Cantonese.

Certifiable Certifications with Chris Barry

The great Chris Barry joined us to talk about the changes in the developer certification path. Chris corrects Brian that he’s not “401 developer certified.” Rather, Brian is a Certified Developer. The 401 indicates the course that is taught to help achieve the certification.

Want to learn more about Salesforce? Chris suggests Destination Success: http://www.salesforcedestinationsuccess.com.  It is like Dreamforce, but just HOTs. (there will be some cocktail hours and a keynote speaker though)

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Our video this episode comes from Apex and the Limits. Sometimes, you just have to say no. I know, it’s crazy. It’s a little thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfoA6N-zDPY

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WizardCast – Happy Salesforcemas

WizardCast Happy Salesforcemas – Episode 19

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No Joke. So Sad. Blame Mark.

Holiday Mailbag

Happy Holidays! We close out the year by looking into the Wizardcast Mailbag. We answer questions strangely from everyone named Abby.

We answer questions about the difference between sObject and sObject Collection variables. We talk about how you can prevent users from asking for silly requests. We also answer a Lightning Question by Adam Olshansky (henceforth called Abby). Finally, we wonder just how many beers are owed to Steve Mo.

We make some predictions of what’s coming in 2016 for Salesforce. Mark accuses Brian of being lazy and not coming up with a “real” prediction. Mark starts some controversy that may just have to be redacted for publication.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Our video this episode comes from Peter, Neal, and Carl. Carl Brundage, we would love to get Peter and Neal more credit but their last names were not provided on their video. We Wish You a Merry Trailhead!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGBQsE0YaJc

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Let It Flow (Lyrics)

Want to join our song? Here’s a Karaoke link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZfIwK_8l6M

Oh my test coverage is frightful
but the flow is so delightful
And since there’s one thing I know
Let it Flow, Let it flow, Let it flow

My developers are sleeping
And my Users, they are leaping
But my Apex skills really blow
Let it Flow, Let it flow, Let it flow

When its finally activate time
How I hope that my logic is strong
But if you use a fa-ault line
I’ll always know what went wrong

The test coverage is slowly falling
And my devs, they are a-bawling
But we know just where to go
Let it Flow, Let it flow, Let it flow

When its finally activate time
How I hope that my logic is strong
But if you use a fa-ault line
I’ll always know what went wrong

The test coverage is slowly falling
And my devs, they are a-bawling
But we know just where to go
Let it Flow, Let it flow, Let it flow
Let it Flow
Let it flow

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WizardCast An Admin Hero Rises – Episode 18

WizardCast An Admin Hero Rises – Episode 18

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The jokes have broken Brian. So going forward we are expanding our repertoire of opening jokes to be anything, bonuses for being Salesforce related.

Adventures of Admin Hero

Introducing the Admin Hero, a Salesforce super hero that fights for Truth, Justice, and the Cloud way!

Leave us a comment or sent a tweet out to @MarkRoss__c and @Kwongerific and let us know if you want to hear more Admin hero.

Thanks to Brent Downey (@BrentDowney) for putting up with our craziness.

For transparency purposes, Mark Ross is an employee of AppBuddy, makers of Gridbuddy. Brian Kwong works for Better Partners which resales DemandTools by CRM Fusion.

Interview – Brent Downey the Admin Hero

Brent Downey has been a Salesforce Administrator for the last 5 years. He talks with us just before he leaves the admin world to become a Salesforce consultant. Brent talks about his Admin career and the path Admins have for a career path – including being awesome admins.

Brent also talks about how his career change may impact in blog http://www.adminhero.com/  We also talked about how company culture and politics can impact having a successful Salesforce implementation and continued use.

It was a great discussion where we cover everything from adoption, culture changing, blogging, and how much we all stole from Mike Gerholdt.

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WizardCast Give Thanks – Episode 17

WizardCast Give Thanks – Episode 17

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The jokes… the jokes we just can’t take the jokes! We’re giving up on Salesforce jokes and replacing them with well I guess we’ll call them jokes.

Apologize for the audio quality on this one. There was something funky in the recording.

Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving time in the United States. Turkeys are cooking and families are coming together to celebrate. Mark and Brian share some of the things that they’re thankful for and share a Wizard News goodie – the Give Thanks app.

You can share what and who you’re thankful for by going to http://bit.ly/wizardthanks We’ll be sharing some of these on social media and they are visible to others who come to the page.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Mark Ross and Brian Kwong led some Hands-On-Training, or HOTs at Dreamforce 2015. Missed it? No worries! The MVP led HOTs are free to watch.

You can see all the MVPs HOTS for free or purchase all 55+ HOTs from Dreamforce here: http://bit.ly/mvphots

Below are the two sessions involving Brian or Mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3acQXNFvhs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpojmH3dTqg

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WizardCast Salesforce Halloween

WizardCast Salesforce Halloween – Episode 16

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Braaaiiins…. Braaaaiiins….

Spooky Salesforce Stories

Mark and Brian is visited by a mysterious guest who regales us with tales of terrible and scary events  of being a Salesforce administrator and developer. Be spooked and scared of the frightening stories held within. Be prepared to be scared folks. It’s truly, truly… scary…

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

This spooky video comes from the scary Ryan Headley. What makes this particular scary is there are apparently people who makes changes live in production. IN PRODUCTION! *Shudder*

Mark and Brian hold their own “Production Modifiers” sharing their own stories of why making changes in production is scary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvru_hXuNS0

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WizardCast Dreamforce Grungier Than Ever

WizardCast – Episode 15 Dreamforce Grungier Than Ever

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YoWiz!

We open up our Yo Wiz questions to any question you want to ask Mark and Brian. The only brave sole to stand up and tweet to #WizardCast was Nate Lipke who asked “What do you get when cross a mountain climber and a grape?”

Gee, thanks for the question Nate. If you have a question you’ll like to ask #WizardCast, leave a comment at TheWizardNews.com or tweet MarkRoss__c or Kwongerific with the tag #WizardCast.

Dreamforce Grunge

We talk a little bit about the mysterious ailment that seems to inflect hundreds of people known as the “Dreamforce Grunge” or “Dreamforce Pox.” Mark goes straight to the anal leakage when we talk about the various symptoms. So, don’t go swimming with Mark.

We talk about ways to keep yourself healthy at Dreamforce 2016.

We wish you all well for all those people who are still recovering from the Dreamforce Grunge.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

We have two videos this episode. Warning Self-Promotions incoming. These are two sessions Mark & Brian did at Dreamforce 2015. Check you the mobile voice command demo in Accelerate & Automate with Process Builder. You can also see the video of us explaining some guidelines to when to use the various automation tools.

No in-line editor this time. Dreamforce sessions are hosted on vidyard and I couldn’t get the inline player working.

Accelerate & Automate with Process Builder: http://salesforce.vidyard.com/watch/mT-njsUNDu1yOCkUYHNszQ

Know When to Flow ‘Em: http://salesforce.vidyard.com/watch/yAFhBUUBtmflo-IFY7hP0w

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WizardCast Dreamforce Live! Part 3: The End, Finale

WizardCast – Episode 13 Dreamforce Live Part 3: The End, Finale

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Dreamforce Live!

We’re live at Dreamforce! It’s day Friday and the last day of Dreamforce. We’re recording Live at a favorite Diner for Dreamforce Attendees.

We’re gathered with a few great folks for the culmination of the great weight-loss challenge. This challenge started when Bill Greenhaw, Andy Boetcher and Brian realized we all had the same weight-loss challenge. So we made it a bet and today we review the results. We were also joined by Mike Martin, Phillip Southern, and “The” Chris Duarte. Mark Ross was the weight-loss commissioner (meaning he did nothing!)

It’s also the end of many things. Thank you for listening.

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WizardCast Dreamforce Live! Part 2: The Dreamforcening

WizardCast – Episode 13 Dreamforce Live Part 2: The Dreamforcening!

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Dreamforce Live!

We’re live at Dreamforce! It’s day three and we’re podcasting live at the Admin Zone! This is part 2 of our Dreamforce Live coverage. This was recorded live at the Admin Zone on Thursday 10:30 AM.

We’re joined once again by two special guest, Bill Takacs the Product Manager for Visual Workflow (Flow) and Shell Erceg the Product Manager for Process Builder (Awesome).

Twitter Crazy

We asked our Twitter followers to send us questions on Flow and Process Builder. We then asked Shelly and Bill these questions on air.

I’ll like to thank:

For their questions.

Dreamforce Questions

The roles were then reversed. Instead of us asking questions to Bill and Shelly, they got to ask us questions. We talked about our favorite things and Dreamforce and what Big and Small items in Salesforce would give us the biggest improvement on our lives.

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WizardCast Dreamforce Live! Part 1

WizardCast – Episode 12 Dreamforce Live!

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Dreamforce Live!

We’re live at Dreamforce! It’s day one and we’re podcasting live at the Admin Zone! This is part 1 of our Dreamforce Live coverage. Part 2 will be recorded live at the Admin Zone on Thursday 10:30 AM.

We’re joined by two special guest, Bill Takacs the Product Manager for Visual Workflow (Flow) and Shell Erceg the Product Manager for Process Builder (Awesome).

We had some shenanigans that simply do not cross over into the audio format. We did have video taken and as soon as that is done rendering, I’ll post a link in the show notes for you to enjoy (the audio of the video is awful anyways). You will also find it out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GDUNmsEUBbEzcsmEzTXNg

Flownatics Meetings 

We take the advantage of having two great Flownatics to kick off the Unofficial, Official meeting of the Flownatics. Bill and Shelly shared some awesome things coming in Winter’16 and beyond!

Want to see a sample of last year’s Flownatics meeting, including the Flownatic pledge? You can view some of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNBBTLD5U8

Fred – Formerly “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named, currently known as “Fred,” continues asking people about their introduction to the salesforce.com platform.

Our question is answered, live, by Chris Bair. Thank you Chris for coming up in front hundreds of live users and providing us an honest answer.

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named will be referred to as “Fred” until a better name has been providing. Got a suggestion that’s better than Fred? Let us know.

Dreamforce Questions

Garry Polmateer joined us for our first “Dreamforce questions” where we get to the heart of what’s going on with attendees. Thanks Garry for joining us on stage.

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Wizardcast – Dreamforce Ready

WizardCast – Episode 11 Dreamforce Ready

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Not really a joke this episode, it’s more of an announcement and apology.

Dreamforce Ready

Mark and Brian talk about how they’re getting Dreamforce ready. They also talked about some of the events they are involved in:

Flownatics Meetings & Live WizardCast Recording at the Admin Zone

You’ll find at at the Admin Zone for two one-hour recording sessions. We’ll be holding the Unofficially, Official Annual meeting of the Flownatics. We’ll have a special guest, the Product Manager for Visual Workflow: Bill Takacs.

Want to see a sample of last year’s Flownatics meeting, including the Flownatic pledge? You can view some of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNBBTLD5U8

  • Tuesday 1:30 PM
  • Thursday 10:30 AM

Let us know if you’re coming! We got a poll up in our Success Community WizardCast group: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000009PdB&fId=0D530000029KQX8

Hands-on Training by MVP: Build Advanced Flow With Loops and Fast Elements

Mark is presenting on advanced Flows using loops and fast elements. Brian will be driving him behind the scenes.

September 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM https://success.salesforce.com/Ev_MyAgenda?eventId=a1Q30000000DHQlEAO#/session/a2q30000001Luv6AAC

Accelerate and Automate with Process Builder

Mark and Brian are both showing some ways you can push Process Builder to do some interesting things.

September 16, 9:00 – 9:40 AM https://success.salesforce.com/Ev_Sessions?eventId=a1Q30000000DHQlEAO#/session/a2q30000001B6itAAC

You Gotta Know When to Flow’ Em: When to Use Process Builder, Flow, and Workflow

The original last year didn’t include Process Builder since it was brand new. This year it has been updated a bit to include Process Builder. We’ll also discuss the difference between Process Builder and Workflow Rules.

It also includes its own session theme song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxy2gi_0zrY

September 15, 8:00 – 8:40 AM https://success.salesforce.com/Ev_Sessions?eventId=a1Q30000000DHQlEAO#/session/a2q300000011DrTAAU

Fred – Formerly “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named, currently known as “Fred,” continues asking people about their introduction to the salesforce.com platform.

Our question is answered this episode by the great Sarah Deutsch with some help from Amber Boaz

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named will be referred to as “Fred” until a better name has been providing. Got a suggestion that’s better than Fred? Let us know.

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WizardCast: Midwest Dreamin’ Live with Phoebe Venkat

WizardCast – Episode 10 Midwest Dreamin’ Live with Phoebe Venkat

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Our opening joke brings back Happy Days. We think you can do better – share your jokes with Wizardcast by emailing us at Wizardcast@thewizardnews.com.

We’re live once again at Midwest Dreamin’ 2015 – in Chicago, IL. Well, we’re partly live. It’s our tenth full episode of the WizardCast and also our tenth episode without Parker Harris.

Career Chatter

We had the pleasure to sit down with Phoebe Venkat – live – at Midwest Dreamin’. Phoebe tells us what it means to be an Engagement Manager. We interviewed Phoebe live right after the closing keynote at MidWest Dreamin’. We didn’t anticipate how prompt people were going to be tearing down the setup, so we’re sorry for the background noise.

Traffic Coordinator to help people find the right resources (in this case Chatter Groups) to get he information they need. Phoebe also provides some great joy to those playing the “community” drinking game.

Fred – Formerly “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named, currently known as “Fred,” continues asking people about their introduction to the salesforce.com platform.

We ask our hard hitting question to Becka Dente with some assistance from  Amber Boaz.

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named will be referred to as “Fred” until a better name has been providing.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

The video this episode is the opening MidWest Dreamin’ Keynote by Dan Darcy. Enjoy the keynote on the Culture of Innovation.

https://youtu.be/M9SNRsH6N68

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

Help Us – Dreamforce 2015

We are reaching out to our listeners to solve two issues for us.

To get Dreamforce Ready, Mark and Brian are preparing our first Hands-On-Training (HOT) on advance Flows. Brian believe Mark should wear Yoda ears. Mark disagrees. So we’re leaving this in your hands!

First, should Mark acquire and wear Yoda ears at Dreamforce 2015? Second, where should we hold the official, unofficial annual meeting of the Flownatics?

We created a Wizardcast Chatter group in the Success Community. Please join the conversation and vote.

Yoda Ears question here: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000009PdB&fId=0D530000027PoAz

Flownatic Meeting: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000009PdB&fId=0D530000027Pogg

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WizardCast: Midwest Dreamin’ Live with Nick Lindberg

WizardCast – Episode 9 Midwest Dreamin’ Live with Nick Lindberg

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Our opening joke chickens out of our normally high standards. We think you can do better – share your jokes with Wizardcast by emailing us at Wizardcast@thewizardnews.com.

We’re live and unscripted at Midwest Dreamin’ 2015 – in Chicago, IL. 100% live. Seriously. We didn’t have to record some of this after the event due to scheduling conflicts and technology issues.

Fred – Formerly “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named, currently known as “Fred,” continues asking people about their introduction to the salesforce.com platform.

We ask our hard hitting question to Amber Boaz. Amber shares how her first exposure to Salesforce really helped fix her *&@(.

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named will be referred to as “Fred” until a better name has been providing.

Breeze Shootin’ (Career Chatter)

We had the pleasure to sit down with Nick Lindberg – live – at Midwest Dreamin’. We were in one of the session rooms and you can occasionally hear the whine of the projector fan. Nick works at Redpath and sat down to talk about what it is like to providing consulting services to non-profit organizations.

Brian and Nick apologize to Mark (and the people of Kansas in general) for our abrupt rendition of the Yellow Brick Road.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

What are you doing to get Dreamforce Ready? Well, in 2011, Garry Polmateer created this video, a Lego version of Dreamforce. This video was mentioned during the opening keynote of Midwest Dreamin’. It’s a little over a minute long and absolutely worth watching.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZ2RuFmaoc

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

Help Us – Dreamforce 2015

We are reaching out to our listeners to solve two issues for us.

To get Dreamforce Ready, Mark and Brian are preparing our first Hands-On-Training (HOT) on advance Flows. Brian believe Mark should wear Yoda ears. Mark disagrees. So we’re leaving this in your hands!

First, should Mark acquire and wear Yoda ears at Dreamforce 2015? Second, where should we hold the official, unofficial annual meeting of the Flownatics?

We created a Wizardcast Chatter group in the Success Community. Please join the conversation and vote.

Yoda Ears question here: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000009PdB&fId=0D530000027PoAz

Flownatic Meeting: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000009PdB&fId=0D530000027Pogg

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Episode 8.5 – Wizard’s Log 0709.2015

WizardCast – Episode 8.5 Wizard’s Log 0709.2015

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Wizard’s Log, Magic Date 0709.2015. The WizardPrise is en-route to a regional gathering at the Chicago Navy Pier base. This is the third gathering of such esteem peerage called “Midwest Dreamin'”. I have not seen the likes of such since this time last year.

Commander Mark “Yoda” Ross is on active away mission having gone ahead to assure safe passage for our crew. I hope the red shirted cadets stay safe in his care.

Our mission is critical to the success of the Wizard-nation. We will share our technology and knowledge, gain new insights, and meet with important dignitaries. If all goes according to plan, Commander Ross and I will share the contents of these “Interviews” in future logs.

On a personal note, I hope this missive is found amusing and entertaining and no way eludes to the fact that my recording of the WizardCast failed due to some technical or perhaps personal glitch.

With apologizes to William Shatner and Star Trek fans everywhere.

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Episode 8 Schema Builder – TBD

WizardCast – Episode 8 Schema Builder – TBD

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Mark and Brian have some confusion over podcast plans which leads to a less-than-normal podcast recording session.

Salesforce Tip: Schema Builder

Have you played around with the Schema Builder? It’s been around for quite some time, but many people continue to use the “old” way to create new fields and object. Mark and Brian talk about the benefits of the Schema Builder including being able to right-click and update Field Level Security. Pretty neat stuff. There’ll likely be a follow up video or blog post on this so stay tuned.

Thanks to Shannon Hale for her tweet about using Schema Builder for FLS.

Fred – Formerly “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named continues asking people about their introduction to the salesforce.com platform. Brian has gotten tired of calling this “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named” and will hereby refer to this segment as “Fred” until a better name has been providing.

Thanks Ryan Headley for being such a good sport and answering our question.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Do you wish you were a Salesforce Developer? The cost of DEV 401 training bringing you down? Wish you could get a taste before you jump in and take the training?

Then our Salesforce Video of the Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One is for you. It’s a few years old, but the video is a recording of DEV 401 training. It should NOT be used as the sole reference for your to prepare for your exam. A lot has changed, but you can get a lot of the good ole basics from this video. It gives you an insight on what attending the DEV 401 training is like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcN2OK2iKVM

If you have a Salesforce video to share let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – Episode VII: The Force.com Awakens

WizardCast – Episode VII: The Force.com Awakens

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Our joke is hand written by Brian Kwong who begs you to submit your own Salesforce related jokes, because his are getting really awful.

DF ’15: Health and Weight Loss Challenge

Looking to improve your health and maybe lose some weight? Want to do it before Dreamforce? Join the DF ’15 Health and Weight Loss Challenge! You can find the group here: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000001oZY

Brian is participating this year and has his own weight loss goal of 20 lbs. Which happens to be the same goal for Andy Boettcher, Bill Greenhaw and Mike Martin. So we’ve decided to have a friendly motivational incentive. The person who loses the most weight – ideally meeting their goals – will win a breakfast paid by the other not-quite winners. In addition, we’ll be interviewing the participants for WizardCast.

Career Chatter: Eric Wu – Co-founder Bracket Labs

The Co-Founder of Bracket Labs, Eric Wu, was nice enough to stop by out spacious recording studio to talk to us about what it’s like to an ISV and a start up company. Bracket Labs is the company that produces the great app TaskRay.

Eric has many great insights on have a successful company, including listen to your customers and you should be doing something different every 3 months.

Eric talks about needing to be comfortable with constant change and the importance of marketing. He also talks about the importance of getting to the pain that the customer is trying to solve even when it may result in removing one click from a process. What they are asking for may be right for their needs, but it may not be right at all.  It’s okay say “no” in order to sometimes to get them on the right path.

Got a question for WizardCast?  You can email us at WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click “Contact WizardCast” on the right of our show notes page. If neither those options seem easy enough, you can always tweet @MarkRoss__c and @Kwongerific with hashtag #WizardCast

 “Wiz Questions” or “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

This Segment, which shall not be named, is where we ask a single question to a series of people and hope for interesting answers.

We decided to start at the beginning and find out what was people’s first experience with Salesforce. We will have another answer each episode. Thank you Becky Webster for sharing how you got started using Salesforce.

If you got an idea for the name of this segment, leave a comment or email us at WizardCast@theWizardNews.com

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Dreamforce 2014 Formula Ninjas is a great session for those looking to learn how to write formulas in Salesforce or just want to improve their skills. Join MVPs Deepa Patel, Francis Pindar, James Garfield, and Steve Molis talk all about formulas and solving some really tricky problems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcN2OK2iKVM

If you have a Salesforce video worth sharing let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

Midwest Dreamin

Midwest Dreamin is a combined User Group event in Chicago, Il. This year will have special guest Peter Coffee and Dan Darcy. Your friendly hosts for the WizardCast will also be presenting. In addition to over 30 presenters and expo, it is a great place to network. So head over to http://midwestdreamin.com/ and register!

We hope to see you there.

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Laugh & Applause track provided by our recording at the MVP Summit

WizardCast – Episode VI: Return of the Bad Pun

WizardCast – Episode VI: Return of the Bad Pun

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Our joke this episode solidifies the lack of any chance of Microsoft ever sponsoring WizardCast.

Salesforce YoWiz: URL Hacks Pros/Cons?

Our question today comes from Mike Gerholdt ( t) via Twitter “URL Hacks Pro/Cons?

After recovering from the shock of having THE ButtonClick Admin ask US a question, we talk about some of the pros and cons of using URL Hacks.

We also asked the question, does calling a Flow with a URL count as a URL Hack?

Curious about some of the WizardNews blog posts involving URL Hacks? You can check them out on thewizardnews.com/?s=URL+Hacks

Also Shannon Hale, we’re sorry for all the times in the past we made you cry.

Got a question for WizardCast?  You can email us at WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click “Contact WizardCast” on the right of our show notes page. If neither those options seem easy enough, you can always tweet @MarkRoss__c and @Kwongerific with hashtag #WizardCast

“Wiz Questions” or “The Segment Which Shall Not Be Named”

New segment where we ask a single question to a series of people and hope for interesting answers.

We decided to start at the beginning and find out what was people’s first experience with Salesforce.

We took the advantage of having my handheld recorder

If you got an idea for the name of this segment, leave a comment or email us at WizardCast@theWizardNews.com

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Are you a solo admin? About to be a solo admin? Wonder how the heck those solo admins can do it? Take a look at the Dreamforce ’14 session “How to be a Successful Solo Salesforce Admin”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAKJKs8nMuw

We much prefer to get listener submissions and the content creator’s permission ahead time (so we can play snippets on the episode). So if you have a Salesforce video worth sharing let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

Listener Mail Bag

We thought we’ll share and thank some of the great folks that have given us feedback on the podcast.

Thank you Dale Ziegler, Pete Fife, and Alesia Dvorkina… and we apologize for any name mis-pronouncements .

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WizardCast – Episode V: Summer ’15 Strikes Back

WizardCast – Episode VI: Summer ’15 Strikes Back

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We start, as always, with a Salesforce joke that is absolutely original in every way. This episode joke is provided by Brian Kwong.

This episode is late due to the crazy travel and work schedule Mark and Brian has have over the last few weeks. We apologize for the background noise during parts of this podcast. In order to get this episode released, we recorded during lunch time at the MVP Summit.

Salesforce YoWiz: Favorite Summer ’15 Release

Our question today comes from Jeff Joltes (@DevItBetter) via Twitter “What feature are you most excited about in the upcoming summer #SFDC release?

Mark and I talk about our favorite features coming in Summer ’15  including the awesome Visual Workflow and Process Builder updates. We also recommend we all start using the hashtag #ThanksShelly

Summer ’15 also strikes back by removing support for IE 7 and IE 8 as well as enforcing no javascript in homepage components.

You can read all about the Salesforce release here: http://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/summer15/release-notes/salesforce_release_notes.htm

Got a question for WizardCast?  You can email us at WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click “Contact WizardCast” on the right of our show notes page. If neither those options seem easy enough, you can always tweet @MarkRoss__c and @Kwongerific with hashtag #WizardCast

Mini-interviews

We took the advantage of having my handheld recorder with me and seek out new victims. Thanks to Amber Boaz, Adam Marks, Ryan Headley, Francis Pindar (Brian loves British people, honestly), and Carlos Villalpando

We also try to share secret secrets that are completely made up, but still manages to fail the mystical screening of Salesforce Secrets.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Thanks to Stephen Noe for this great suggestion. Our video this episode is actually a series of videos that focus on “Who sees what.” This is a great series to help understand the security of your data in salesforce.com

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6747B4DAE356E17C

We much prefer to get listener submissions and the content creator’s permission ahead time (so we can play snippets on the episode). So if you have a Salesforce video worth sharing let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

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WizardCast – Episode IV: May The Fourth Be With You

WizardCast – Episode IV: May The Fourth Be With You (Salesforce Platform Day)

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We start, as always, with a Salesforce joke… well I should say “joke.” This episode “joke” is provided by Mark Ross.

Mark and Brian talk about our special episode. This is our fourth full episode landing on a very special holiday – May the Fourth – also known as Salesforce Platform Day (Star Wars day according to Mark).

Salesforce Tip: Custom Permissions in Validation Rules

Our tip this episode is all about using Custom Permissions to set your exception in your validation rules. Instead of hard coding that UserID XYZ or ProfileID can skip the validation, you can use a Custom Permission. You don’t need to change your validation rule when your exceptions change, simply update who has the custom permission.

You can read more details about using custom permission from this wonderful blog post http://wp.me/p5Tbvq-ck

You may notice that is a post from TheWizardNews. This is what happens when we have run out of submissions. If you have a tip or a blog post you’ve found particular useful, share it with us so we can share it with the world! You can email us at WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click “Contact WizardCast” on the right of our show notes page.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Our Salesforce Video of the Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next one comes from the archives. It’s by Michael Farrington, otherwise known as Michael Force.

This comes from our personal archives of awesomness. This wasn’t a listener submission and we didn’t talk to Michael ahead of time – so Michael, thank you for providing awesome content publicly on the internet so we can snatch it for an episode.

We much prefer to get listener submissions and the content creator’s permission ahead time (so we can play snippets on the episode). So if you have a Salesforce video worth sharing let us know! It can be a funny video; it can be a serious video; as long as it’s Salesforce related we’ll take it!. Send submissions to WizardCast@thewizardnews.com or click on the “Contact WizardCast” on the right sidebar from our show notes page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYlvoTX8tFw

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WizardCast – Episode III: Revenge of the Pithy Comment

WizardCast – Episode III: Revenge of the Pithy Comment

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A brief warning – the little “Extra” at the very end of this episode contains some mild swearing and 1 word that has been bleeped. I recommend if you are offended by mild language to end the podcast when you hear the closing music.

A joke this episodes comes from “Jason.” “Jason” – if this is your real name – neglected to share his last name or organization that he works for. It may be due to the quality of his joke, which definitely is low for even the high standards we’ve set so far. Regardless, we appreciate listener submissions and Jason felt his joke was funny enough to share with the world, so you’ll find his joke writer debut in this episode.

Mark and I talk briefly about Parker House Rolls, named for Boston’s Parker House Hotel where it was invited in the late 19th century. Marks claims this may be a Wisconsin regional item but I believe Mark is simply sheltered. You can find my favorite recipe here (Thanks Alton Brown) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/parker-house-rolls-recipe.html or if you have Amazon, just watch the episode.

Interview: Andy Boettcher – Demand Chain Systems, Chief Architect

This is our second “Career Chatter” interview. There are so many different careers and jobs that involve Salesforce beyond being and administrator or a developer. We explore some of these options be it working at salesforce.com, a partner, or one of the many other areas that involve Salesforce is some form.

Andy Boettcher is the Chief Architect at Demand Chain Systems. His role is a collection of other jobs a little bit of Business Analyst, a little bit project manager, a little bit of a developer, and a little bit of everything.

Andy says, “If you want to help people, an architect path is a really good goal to reach for…”

Andy’s recommends that if you want to become a Chief Architect is to make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, and then teach your peers your lessons. You need a broad spectrum of knowledge from salesforce.com, systems, platforms, web technologies, business and business process. You need to be able to speak comfortably and from a position of experience and trust across those categories.

We learn that in addition to being a Chief Architect, Andy is also a Certified BBQ Chefs. This has nothing to do with his job, but it’s a nice cover for a typo in our interview notes. We also know family means a lot to Andy, despite forcing his daughter to watch Monty Python’s Holy Grail with him.

Salesforce Video of the *Undetermined Amount of Time Until the Next One*

Last episode, we heard a love ballad about the Lightning Process Builder. We continue this theme this episode with another Salesforce love song, this time by Ryan Headley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRcbAOZMLx0

You can see more of Ryan on his blog: http://www.sudovi.com/

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Introduction & Ending provided by  “Music by JewelBeat”

WizardCast – Episode II: Attack of the Cloned Records

WizardCast – Episode II: Attack of the Cloned Records

Welcome to the second full episode of WizardCast!

We start off with a Salesforce joke from Nathan Lipke. You’ll be happy to hear that it does live up to the high standards we’ve set so far.

This is a jammed packed full episode with tips, Yo! Wiz!, an interview and a Salesforce Video. So stay awhile and listen.
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WizardCast April Fool’s Special 2015

WizardCast – Episode 1.5: April Fool’s Special 2015

It’s April Fool’s day today and we couldn’t leave today without a little something extra.

Today is the traditional day for pranks. Whether it’s telling your co-workers that their shoes or untied or you’re filling their office with balloons, people everywhere will be the victim and the perpetrator of pranks.

Mark and Brian talk about the Prank Rules of Engagement and why it’s important to carefully follow the rules.

Prank Rules of Engagement

  1. Must not cause permanent damage
  2. Must not cause physical injury
  3. Must not cause financial disruption
  4. Must be easily and quickly reversed
  5. Must not cause a person to do their jobs for more than say a minute – shorter the better
  6. Targets must be chosen appropriately – IE friends who will forgive you and not be mad

Salesforce Pranks

Brian talks about 3 April Fool’s Pranks for Salesforce Admins reminiscing last year’s blog post. (you can find it here: http://wp.me/p5Tbvq-61)

Office Pranks

Mark shares some pranks that anyone can do in the office, although some suggestions could be considered to break the Rules of Engagement. Mark also appears to have a very unhealthy obsession involving cows, offices, and stairwells.

WizardCast – Episode I: The Phantom Lightning

WizardCast – Episode I: Attack of the Phantom Lightning

Welcome to the first episode of WizardCast!

We start off with a squeal of a Salesforce joke and briefly discuss why this episode is so special.

Yo! Wiz!

In our segment “Yo! Wiz!” we answer a question from a very special listener about where to find answers to Salesforce questions. (more…)

Introducing WizardCast

There are podcasts and then there are WizardCast! WizardCast is the newest addition to The Wizard News’ growing media empire.

I’ll be joined by my co-host Mark Ross, aka Salesforce Yoda from the The Swamps of Salesforce-Dagobah, as we explore the world of salesforce.com with some fun and humor.

We’re going to invite the listeners to interact with us. Maybe we’ll interview you or you could join us for a quiz episode. Perhaps you’ll send us a question or a bit of audio we can  play on the podcast.

So come and join us. I hope you learn something. I hope you laugh. Above all I hope you have some fun.

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