Dreamforce
It is the 8th annual salesforce.com user and developer conference! Dreamforce, a four-day conference, is the perfect place to take advantage of hands-on training, learn best practices of successful users, and connect with peers and salesforce.com experts.
Here are just a few things you will find at Dreamforce:
  • 325+ breakout sessions
  • A dedicated nonprofit/education session track
  • Cloud Expo featuring 250+ partner solutions
  • Hands-on training, interactive demos, and more
  • Opportunities to network with other nonprofit/educator attendees
Registration opens today and as a nonprofit client you should have received an email with a registration code. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Salesforce Foundation is offering a heavily subsidized nonprofit/educator rate of $99 USD to the first 400 nonprofit and educator registrants (versus the standard registration rate of $999). Once the $99 rate has sold out, the rate will increase to $199. This special rate is for the sole use of nonprofit and educational institutions.
Salesforce Foundation
To register at the special rate, visit the Dreamforce home page and enter your registration code. Be sure to register soon to ensure your spot at the cloud computing event of the year.

I will be there!

Salesforce.com and virtualization giant VMware are partnering to launch VMforce. This partnership will allow more than 2 million Java developers to build and deploy enterprise apps in the cloud. This is revolutionary but what are the implications for end users?

Salesforce.com end users and system administrators will probably not be affected directly by this partnership because most of us have never touched code. However, the indirect implications are huge! This means that we will soon see new levels of innovation in our cloud applications. Salesforce partners will be able to develop and host more application (at a lower cost) by leveraging Java through VMforce.

Furthermore, by migrating your legacy Java apps to VMforce you can scale them up and bring more security and reliability to your organization.

As a Salesforce.com partner, we are thrilled about the opportunity to be part of a larger community of developers! Stay tuned for our innovative solutions!