Dreamforce '18 Announcements for Partners

Oct 16, 2018

by Rajiv Patel

Well, that's a wrap! Another Dreamforce in the books. If you attended the conference (in-person or virtually), you might've heard some major announcements. These included:

:: Einstein Voice. “Built into the Salesforce Platform, Einstein Voice gives users the ability to talk to Salesforce on any device. With the help of Einstein Voice Assistant and Einstein Voice Bots, it will empower everyone to be more productive and work smarter—from anywhere.”
 
:: Salesforce Customer 360. “Salesforce Customer 360 is a new cross-cloud technology initiative that makes our B2C Marketing, Commerce, and Service products work better together. With Customer 360, administrators register their various instances of Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, and Service Cloud.”
 
:: Apple + Salesforce's Strategic Partnership. “This new strategic partnership will empower customers with rich new experiences and give everyone a chance to build native iOS apps through Trailhead, Salesforce's free, online learning platform. The combined power of Salesforce and Apple is bringing new services to customers, and a greater democratization to developing apps – and jobs of the future.”

:: Announcements for Grants Addressing Homelessness, Hunger and More. “As Dreamforce ‘18 opened in San Francisco, Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, announced $18 million in grants addressing three important issues facing the city of San Francisco: public education, homelessness, and cleanliness.”

. . .and that's just to name a few! You can find the full list of announcements here.

But what about announcements specific to Salesforce Partners? Some of those included:

:: Partner Learning Paths. These new site pages offer consulting partners a single location for learning by product. Building off of Trailhead, these 15 different learning paths feature highly curated content in a new mobile experience.

:: Consulting Trailblazer Console (Coming Soon!). A simple and seamless way to track your engagement with us in the Consulting Partner Program. This new console will give you a deeper view into the key indicators for your Salesforce practice. More information coming soon. Follow http://p.force.com/official for updates.

:: Partner Analytics Dashboard. Powered by Einstein Analytics, the Partner Analytics Dashboard in the Partner Community has a brand new user interface that makes it easy to use and understand. With this new experience, we've included more metrics, more traffic sources, and more filter options.

:: Partner Navigator Program. The Masters & Specializations Program has been renamed to the Partner Navigator Program! With this program, we are providing a way for partners to demonstrate expertise in a product or industry by earning one of the following designations: Certified Navigator, Specialist Navigator, and Master Navigator. More information coming soon. Follow http://p.force.com/official for updates.

:: Partner Ohana Hub. To make it easier for our partner ecosystem to join us in giving back to the community, we've launched the new Partner Ohana Hub! In this Hub, partners can learn more about our Equality, Giving Back, and Talent Programs, and understand how to engage.

:: AppExchange Consulting Store Experience (Coming Soon!). The Consulting section of the AppExchange will be redesigned to help customers find the right partners for their needs. In this new experience, customers will be able to filter by partner criteria and easily navigate through partner listings. More information coming soon. Follow http://p.force.com/official for updates.

But wait, there's more!

If you'd like to learn more about the other major announcements for partners at Dreamforce, watch the Consulting and AppExchange - ISV Partner Keynotes. You can access the replay links for the keynotes (and all partner-facing sessions) in the Partner Online Guide at http://p.force.com/DF18. We'll also be covering a recap of Dreamforce on the next Partner Roadmap Webinar (Thursday, November 1 at 9am Pacific).

Don't forget - Dreamforce ’19 will be on November 19 - 22, 2019. Sign up at this link to be notified when registration opens.

We'll see you next year!

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