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  • Don't miss the industry summit on DevOps for Salesforce

    Ellis Toms on March 11th 2021

    We're incredibly excited because The Future of Salesforce DevOps is now upon us! In just two weeks' time, we'll be hosting the live industry summit on March 25th. This is your chance to hear inspiring talks from a star-studded lineup of community leaders and to take part in live Q&As with DevOps experts. If you haven't already, be sure to register for the event to find out what the future holds for DevOps on the Salesforce platform.

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  • The Future of Salesforce DevOps: a brand new live event

    Ellis Toms on February 25th 2021

    Save the date! On March 25th we'll be hosting a brand new and exciting live event: The Future of Salesforce DevOps. Join us for the latest insights and expertise - you'll get to hear talks from an awesome lineup of Salesforce leaders, and we'll explore the key findings from our State of Salesforce DevOps 2021 survey. All attendees will also be in the running for a prize that's not to be missed!

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  • How to perfect your Salesforce data backup and recovery strategy

    Ben Assirati on February 12th 2021

    Data is the lynchpin for the success of every business on Salesforce. Without it processes can't function, teams can't operate, and businesses can't succeed. The loss or corruption of data on Salesforce can cause a major disruption, so ensuring the integrity and retrievability of that data is crucial. To guarantee success, data needs to be secure. It must be backed up sufficiently, with a reliable restore process in place to retrieve any data that may be lost. Here's why:

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  • DevOps Center - the latest from DreamTX

    Simon Breslaw on December 18th 2020

    We were excited to see DevOps Center announced as a topic for one of the DreamTX sessions at this year's Dreamforce To You. Salesforce's DevOps Center promises to help teams of all technical abilities collaborate and manage their development pipelines using source control from within an easy-to-use Salesforce UI. We joined the session and were keen to hear the questions and answers about the project.

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  • The business case for DevOps

    Ben Assirati on November 20th 2020

    The overwhelming adoption of new technologies throughout every industry has introduced an inevitable necessity for businesses to find the best ways to not only avoid falling behind, but to pull ahead. A proven - and indeed necessary - way to achieve this success is to build a robust and rewarding DevOps plan.

    DevOps, in simplified terms, is a set of processes designed to merge development and operations teams so they can work more efficiently, and deliver greater value. This integration provides a raft of benefits to the business, with some of the most significant listed below.

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  • Bringing Dreamforce 2020 to you

    Simon Breslaw on November 11th 2020

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    Dreamforce 2020 is coming to you. As part of the event, DreamTX promises four days of learning, demos, inspiring talks and community fun from December 14th to 17th. Although we can't be together in person this year, we're very much looking forward to connecting virtually with all our old and new friends.

    Over the next month, Gearset is embracing the Dreamforce spirit and will keep you up to date on the best Dreamforce news and highlights. You'll have opportunities to chat about all things DevOps with our co-founders, grab yourself some great Gearset swag, and make a difference to the wider community by giving back.

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  • 5 things we know about Salesforce DevOps Center

    Ben Assirati on September 30th 2020

    For the past few months, Salesforce has been teasing developers with the first of their DevOps solutions. The DevOps Center will be a change and release management application focused on providing a straightforward UI and a collaborative environment throughout the DevOps process for both admins and developers. Not much is known about the Center beyond that, but Gearset has scraped together all the information we could.

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  • Upcoming webinar: The ultimate guide to Salesforce backups

    Ellie Dyer-Brown on August 25th 2020

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    Data loss disasters can strike at any time. Planning for the worst-case scenario is essential, and it's no longer possible to fall back on Salesforce's now retired data recovery service. That's why we're hosting a webinar that's jam-packed with vital information about backups, so we can help teams to implement a successful backup strategy - which we believe is the missing piece of the DevOps puzzle.

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  • Webinar recording: How to set up a Salesforce DevOps process with Gearset

    Ellie Dyer-Brown on August 18th 2020

    All Salesforce teams are different and have slightly different needs. But one thing that unites developers and operators alike is the desire for a better way to manage their deployment and release process. That's where DevOps comes in. Whether you're just getting started on your DevOps journey or you're already on the way, our latest webinar can help you reach the next level using Gearset.

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  • Webinar recording: Fixing common Metadata API errors for more successful Salesforce deployments

    Ellie Dyer-Brown on July 30th 2020

    At Gearset, we know how frustrating deployment errors can be. Not only are they time-consuming, they're often difficult to fix without a third-party solution. In this webinar, we cover some of the most common causes of Salesforce deployment failures, and we discuss how you can take your deployment success rate from 50% to 90% thanks to Gearset's intelligent problem analyzers.

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  • Live webinar: Getting hands-on with Git for Salesforce

    Tina Budhrani on August 27th 2019

    When it comes to setting up a Git-based workflow for Salesforce, everyone wants to get it just right. All teams have their own ways of working when deploying changes from version control to Salesforce environments and automating releases to staging and production orgs. But regardless of the exact model you follow, there are patterns, commands and tools that any team using Git should be familiar with. It's time to get hands-on with Git.

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  • Live webinar: Git for Salesforce Admins - why, how and when?

    Tina Budhrani on July 12th 2019

    Have you ever had changes to your org overwritten by a colleague? When Salesforce teams collaborate - making changes to developer orgs, deploying to sandboxes and releasing to production - all sorts of things can go horribly wrong. You're about to deploy, but your workflow stalls because of a code conflict. What's more, there's a bug somewhere and you don't know who introduced it or when. And to cap it all off, you can't even remember which set of changes were deployed to UAT. Maybe it's time to think about using source control.

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  • Dreamforce 2018 highlights

    Ellis Toms on October 12th 2018

    Another Dreamforce has come and gone in a crazy blur, and what a fantastic week it was! With the beautiful San Francisco as our backdrop, we joined the other 170,000 Salesforce professionals for an electric week of innovation, excitement, and inspiration at Dreamforce 2018. Gearset had an amazing time throughout the conference, soaking up the Salesforce Ohana spirit, talking to inspiring trailblazers, and of course, showcasing our leading DevOps solution for Salesforce. Take a look at some of our highlights from Dreamforce 18, and carry on reading to find out what else we got up to.

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  • TrailheaDX ‘18 highlights

    Ellis Toms on April 5th 2018

    After a whirlwind few days, the Gearset team is back from the epic-ness that was TrailheaDX ‘18, the biggest Salesforce developer conference in the world. Between the 11,000 miles travelled, hundreds of product demos and two hugely popular presentations, the team had a very tiring, but rewarding few days!

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  • Gearset’s session videos for Dreamforce 2017

    Ellis Toms on December 18th 2017

    If you were able to attend Dreamforce ‘17 you’d have experienced first-hand what an exhilarating week of thought-provoking sessions and inspiring keynotes it was.

    We had an absolutely fantastic week engaging with the Salesforce community, meeting so many enthusiastic people and demonstrating our Salesforce release management solution. On top of this, we were also thrilled to present 3 talks during the week.

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  • Dreamforce 2017 round-up

    Ellis Toms on November 15th 2017

    Dreamforce is over for another year! With 170,000+ attendees, thousands of innovative breakout sessions and inspiring keynotes from Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff and ex-First Lady Michelle Obama, Dreamforce 2017 truly was an incredible experience.

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  • Gearset at TrailheaDX 2016

    Jason Mann on May 26th 2016

    TrailheaDX is an exciting new Salesforce developer conference in San Francisco on June 7-8. With keynotes from Marc Benioff and Steve Wozniak, it’s guaranteed to be a great way to sharpen your developer skills on the Force.com platform.

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  • Salesforce testing best practice webinar

    Kevin Boyle on April 19th 2016

    Salesforce is an incredibly powerful and fast-growing platform. By pioneering the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, it has enabled thousands of businesses to improve their operational efficiency and grow their sales. Businesses all over the world are building every facet of the organization on top of Salesforce from sales and CRM through to HR and service desk.

    Adopting a company-wide platform is not without its challenges. Managing change and avoiding conflict in a system where end users, as well as development teams, are encouraged to edit the production environment requires discipline to prevent bugs from being introduced. Having really great tests protect developers and admins as they work, and provides the confidence to make changes safely and quickly.

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  • Using Change Sets or ANT? Simplify your Salesforce releases with Gearset

    Jason Mann on February 2nd 2016

    Salesforce is an incredibly powerful and fast-growing platform. By pioneering the Software as a Service model, it has enabled thousands of businesses to improve their operational efficiency and grow their sales.

    Effective as it is, adopting a company-wide platform is not without its challenges. Managing change and avoiding conflict in a system where end users, as well as development teams, are encouraged to edit the production environment requires a planned approach and effective information management. That's where Gearset can help.

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  • Webinar: register for our free talk on best-practice Salesforce release management

    Jason Mann on January 13th 2016

    Salesforce is an incredibly powerful and fast-growing platform. By pioneering the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, it has enabled thousands of businesses to improve their operational efficiency and grow their sales.

    Adopting a company-wide platform is not without its challenges. Managing change and avoiding conflict in a system where end users, as well as development teams, are encouraged to edit the production environment requires a planned approach and effective information management.

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  • Salesforce deployment - From Production Hacker to Agile Guru (Video)

    Jason Mann on October 22nd 2015

    Between our booth in the dev zone, our appearance on the live podcast and Kevin’s talks on release management, we made a big splash at Dreamforce this year.

    If you didn’t get the opportunity to see either of Kevin’s great talks during the conference, now’s your chance. Dive into the world of release management and best practices in Salesforce and start improving your deployments today.

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  • Dreamforce - 1 booth, 4 days, 600 demos. What a week!

    Jason Mann on September 25th 2015

    It's over. We made it! Dreamforce was bigger than ever this year, with well over 170,000 attendees descending upon central San Francisco. It was a tough week, but I think it's fair to say it went better than we could ever have expected.

    Our booth, in the heart of the DevZone, was packed from open to close every day - not surprising given we gave over 600 demos during the week! The whole team was blown away by the positive response and the level of engagement from the community. To each and everyone who came along to our booth for a chat, a demo or just to collect one of our swanky t-shirts: thank you!

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  • Gearset will be at Dreamforce 2015!

    Jason Mann on August 4th 2015

    We’re thrilled to announce that Gearset have a stand in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce in San Francisco this September. Even more exciting, Kevin, one of our co-founders, is giving a talk on best practice deployment in Salesforce! If you’re attending, be sure to drop by our stand for a demo or come along to Kevin’s talk to learn something new about simplifying deployments.

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