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Salesforce API Access Changes for Connected Apps

Posted by Dan Fowler

Sep 18, 2014 10:53:00 PM

On September 10, 2014, Salesforce made a security change that may be affecting your users.  If Users have been reporting the following errors with their Salesforce 1 Mobile App (iOS and Android), Salesforce for Outlook, Connect for Outlook or Office and Chatter Desktop, then you will need to modify a Profile setting in your org:

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Topics: salesforce

Be Sure With Azure (.NET): Blob Storage

Posted by Max McCarty

Sep 15, 2014 10:27:25 PM

Max McCarty, one of Summa's consultants, has a personal blog that contains great information on Azure and security that we think is interesting to share here with Summa's friends who are Azure users and .NET developers. 

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Topics: security, .Net, azure

Start and Grow Your Salesforce Customer Community

Posted by Dan Fowler

Aug 18, 2014 6:51:33 PM

Are you are considering building a new Salesforce Customer Community to better engage with your customers? Or do you have an existing Community that is struggling and are looking to improve the overall experience? Then here are some tips based on our experience helping our customers do just that!

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Improved Setup Search = Admin's New Best Friend for Summer 14

Posted by Dan Fowler

Aug 5, 2014 6:40:00 PM

If you are a Salesforce Admin, one of the most useful new features in Salesforce's Summer 14 release is buried in the middle of the Release notes and barely gets a single page: Improvements to Setup Search.

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Topics: Cloud Applications

Pondering the IBM / Apple Partnership

Posted by Lou Biancaniello

Jul 28, 2014 6:03:24 PM

IBM and Apple announced that they would be forming a partnership to provide joint mobile enterprise services and applications. In the updates that followed, IBM and Apple addressed that they will:

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Topics: Mobile

DevOps: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You!

Posted by Nivia Henry

Jul 23, 2014 4:37:00 AM

I recently had the privilege of presenting and participating at DevOpsDays in Minneapolis, MN; and the experience left me euphoric and hopeful. While the majority of conference attendees were DevOps practitioners, the amount of IT and business leaders attending is increasing; and for a good reason. It is a mistake to dismiss DevOps as an IT specific movement, or one about particular technologies. It is nothing short of an innovative disruption.
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Topics: Application Modernization, Process Integration, Agile and Development

When in doubt, try UET (User Experience Testing)

Posted by Dean Salvucci

Jul 8, 2014 5:10:55 PM

As Bill Gates once said 'Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning'. Although I agree with this statement and have definitely had opportunities in my career to improve a product based on feedback from an unhappy customer, the idea behind agile development is to create an early feedback loop rather than waiting until the production release to find out if you've missed the mark.

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Topics: Agile and Development

TIL Emacs can do some things that I didn't know Emacs could do

Posted by Jason Graham

Jul 7, 2014 6:58:06 PM

If you use Emacs yet you don't know much about it, then this post might be interesting to you. It is split into a few parts, so if you don't want to read the background, skip to "How Emacs actually does the things I mentioned in the first part of this post."

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Recommender System Basics, Part 2

Posted by Martin Andrew Habich

Jun 30, 2014 3:47:18 AM

In part 1 of this two-parter, we discussed the absolute basics of Recommender Systems - what they are, why they're used, and some basic vocabulary. This post will talk about some of the important decisions and problems which must be addressed when implementing a Recommender System.

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Recommender System Basics, Part 1

Posted by Martin Andrew Habich

Jun 24, 2014 4:59:26 PM

Recommender Systems, also known as Recommendation Engines, are becoming more common with every passing day. As you are no doubt aware, there has been a relatively recent revival of data analysis techniques, spurned by the coming-of-age of "big data" and the associated machine learning techniques. As a result, the tool sets are getting better at an exciting rate, and the number of able and willing developers with data science skills is increasing.

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