Dreamforce ’17: Admin Roundup

Wow, what a great week in San Francisco. So much learning and connection. Here’s a roundup of curated content for Admins – divided into three sections a) keynotes to hear what’s next b) talks to be inspired and challenged and c) trails and articles to dig deeper into what’s new (MyTrailhead! Quip! Einstein!)

Start Here: We are all Trailblazers

Stephanie Herrara Story:


Dreamforce Opening Film (3 minutes)


Keynotes to get Ahead of What’s Next

Salesforce for Admins Keynote (1 hour):

Image slider App Component; Einstein Prediction Builder on Custom Objects; Custom Paths for Custom Objects

“Salesforce doesn’t just talk diversity – I see people like me when I log into Trailhead and so do my students” – Bindu


Trailhead Keynote (1 hour):

“Technology will only get you so far – you have to care about your Content” – @Chris Duarte

True to the Core Keynote (60 minutes)

  • 91 new features delivered – but only in Lightning (Lighting allows Salesforce to deliver even faster): time to move folks!

Main Salesforce Keynote

To be inspired, and see functionality related to B-to-B businesses everywhere, skip to 8:31 to see fifteen minutes of inspired and fun demo by Leah McGowen-Hare.


Be Inspired and Challenged

Never Quit (20 minutes)

“The nay-sayers will always be nay-sayers….. but one on one interactions  – those little battles are what’s going to change people’s hearts and minds.  This is about judging each other on our competencies and our capabilities – one person at a time. The fight continues, and I won’t quit.” – Army Major Lisa Jaster


What’s in a Name (20 minutes)

“All the programs we were doing were necessary but not sufficient … although the Good Samaritan did a good deed-  but the structure of the road (structural violence) remained the same”  – Mayor Michael Tubbs (Stockton)


Equality Keynote (60 minutes):

“There’s a difference between being optimistic and being honest about what’s going on in our own backyards.” -Laurene Powell Jobs


Get Hands on into New Functionality

MyTrailhead – Coming this Spring, this will revolutionize how we create and deliver customized training to our employees (and soon to our partners and community)

Einstein – analytic insights –



MySalesforce – branded click-config Mobile Apps on Google Play and AppStore


Quip – collaborative docs (like Google Docs but Amplified):



GDPR -New Security rules in the European Union mean we all need to pay attention (2 minutes)

Trail: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/modules/european-union-privacy-law-basics

DF17 Admin Trailmix

Comprehensive overview of new functionality and getting hands on with platform fundamentals including Lighting. Highlights of new trails including Career Development Trail.


DF17 Highlight Reel


Megan Himan has over fifteen years experience in the nonprofit sector and over ten years working on the Salesforce platform. She has a unique combination of deep technical skills paired with an ability to strategically convene groups, coach executives and leadership through transitions, and execute on project deliverables. She is Founder & Principal of BrightStep Partners - solutions with strategy for Salesforce success. In September 2017, she was named a Salesforce MVP.

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