My VMforce and Facebook Demos Today at Dreamforce

If you are at Dreamforce today here are the sessions that I am speaking in. I'm really excited to be part of both of them as the topics (VMforce and the new Facebook toolkit) are really cool. Leveraging Public Social Networks - West 2005 @ 12:15 We'll be showing off…

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Appirio Announces Workday Patnership

Since we started Appirio in 2006 we've centered our efforts around salesforce.com, Google Apps and Amazon Web Services, and are now thrilled to add Workday to our select list of partners. We just announced over at the Appirio CIO Blog that we've officially partnered with Workday and have formed…

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Appirio Marketing has too much Free Time

At Appirio we routinely hold customer-exclusive webinars to talk about features, trends and the latest technologies in cloud computing. This week I'm hosting a webinar to some of our existing Salesforce.com customers on the new features released in Summer '10. This is how the marketing team "effectively" markets the…

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Install My Salesforce Chatter for Android App on Your Phone

Salesforce.com invited me to attend Cloudforce last Tuesday to demo my Salesforce Chatter for Android app. The reception was incredible and there is a big push to get a Salesforce.com app running on Android. Parker Harris (Co-founder & EVP, Technology) even made the statement in the keynote that, "I…

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Appirio $1 Million Dollar Cloudsourcing Guarantee

In case you missed this yesterday, Appirio announced, "Appirio will run your IT in the cloud, and save you at least a million dollars"! Yes, that is the proverbial, "put your money where your mouth is". So what is "cloudsourcing"? Cloudsourcing means sourcing complete…

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Appirian Chat Bot for Salesforce.com and Google Apps

At Appirio not only do we develop cloud-based applications for our customers but we build a lot of dog-food applications that we use internally. Developed by our own Jason Kadarusman, our cloud fabric chat bot, Appirian, is built on Google App Engine and integrates with Salesforce.com, our Professional Services…

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Appirio Announces PS Connect at Google Campfire One

Last night at Google Campfire One we demonstrated PS Connect, a new extension to our PS Enterprise product that allows service professionals to run their business directly from their Gmail inbox. We were the closing presentation for the night and you can view the video of the demo below. It's…

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Appirio Company Retreat 2010

We had our first annual company retreat at the Boulder Resort in Phoenix AZ this week as a chance to recharge and focus on our goals for 2010. Since 75% of the company works virtually, it's nice to get together with 150 of your closest friends. There as quite a…

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Calling a REST Web Service (JSON) with Apex

Cross-posted at the Appirio Tech Blog. Using JSON RESTful Web Services with Salesforce.com opens up your org to a number third-party integration opportunities (Google, Yahoo!, Flickr, bespoke, etc.). JSON support isn't baked into the Force.com platform but Ron Hess at Salesforce.com has created a JSON parser which…

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Performing Lookups and Transformations with Talend

I recently did a video on how to use Talend Open Studio to import data into Salesforce.com. One of the missing features in the video was transforming data via lookups. Luckily Ward Loving just posted a fantastic┬átutorial on the Appirio Tech Blog showing how to do lookups to…

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