Salesforce announces upgrade, dev conference in October

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Salesforce.com will undergo its seasonal Summer ’06 upgrade on Monday and has released information for the first time about a developers component at their annual users conference.

This year’s Dreamforce conference will include a sub-conference October 9-11th for Web 2.0 developers interested in moving out of the consumer sector and into bringing applications to market for business use.

The Summer ’06 seasonal upgrade of Salesforce will see general enhancements and include the following highlights:

  • SAP integration, a means of connecting on-premises SAP databases with web based Salesforce.
  • Partnerforce, a system for managing resellers.
  • Scripting module, as in scripted dialogue not program scripts, for use in scripting customer interactions through a series of logical steps for categorization.
  • Service entitlements, a feature for managing service levels as appropriate for your customers of variable degrees of ritzyness.

The company is also announcing that it has now seen 10,000 customer installations of 280 applications through its AppExchange, a community for outside developers seeking to integrate with Salesforce.

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