It’s Tuesday after Dreamforce, and I am still inspired and excited about what I heard and saw in San Francisco.
It was a big week for Salesforce.com, who had three new product launches this year. First, they upgraded Rypple with Resumator-type capabilities to make the new Work.com.
Second, they unveiled Marketing Cloud; a mash-up of Buddy Media and Radian 6, which seems like a great product for social marketing efforts.
Salesforce also debuted a SMB offering for the service cloud with Desk.com. If you want to start interacting with clients using social tools and have a product on the Force.com marketplace, this is definitely something to check out.
The mini-training sessions I attended seemed worthwhile, with great turnouts and good curricula. I also appreciated the “unconferences,” or Salesforce’s on-demand conferencing.
I tried to get into the developer keynote, and was only about ten feet away from the door when the fire marshal started kicking people out. Despite the fray, I was able to secure a copy of the Advanced Apex Coding book – which I am hoping proves pretty useful seeing as two people got trampled and a Japanese tourist got a black eye trying to get their copies.
In other news, I tried to get a Cervello team picture in front of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stage. We lost Scot and Bill on the way to the concert and the crowd of Salesforce geeks in front of the stage was getting bit unruly, so Jim and watched the concert on the huge screen instead of live.
We did, however, catch a glimpse of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn filming The Internship in front of a bar. Initially we were attracted to a rather impressive-looking food truck, but we stayed to watch the scene takes.
And that was Dreamforce ’12.