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Microsoft and Salesforce – Part 2

Notes from the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference

Matt Maher, Technical Architect and I were at the Salesforce conference for the last few days.  There were several interesting announcements regarding the integration of Microsoft technologies and Salesforce.

During the session, several integration solutions were displayed, some developed by Salesforce and others developed by Microsoft.  Below is a summary of the some of the integrations / solutions that were demonstrated:

  • Salesforce1 support for Windows Phone. Salesforce1 is Salesforce’s mobile development platform
  • Salesforce for Outlook support for OWA and Outlook on the desktop
  • Excel PowerBI Data Connector for Salesforce
  • Mail Merge and Salesforce reports for Excel
  • OneDrive integration with Salesforce FILEs
  • SharePoint Library integration with Salesforce FILEs
  • Chatter for SharePoint
  • Integration of SharePoint files in Chatter
  • .NET Libraries that allow development using C#/ASP.NET from Visual Studio using Salesforce objects
  • Ability to search SharePoint repository from Salesforce

We will be sharing more on each of these in our subsequent posts.  You can visit our Netwoven Blogs for more information.  Netwoven works to bring together both Microsoft and Salesforce technologies together.  We actively monitor developments by both of these companies.

The recent announcements is great news for many organizations but at the same time presents many questions too.  Some common questions customers might have are:

  • Should I use Chatter or Yammer?
  • How should I integrate Yammer with Salesforce?
  • Should I use Power BI for Office 365 or Sales Analytics Cloud or both?
  • How can I integrate my SharePoint and OneDrive better with Salesforce?
  • How do I search across Salesforce and SharePoint repositories?

Please email to us at ntenany@netwoven.com or mmaher@netwoven.com if you would like to discuss more.

Please find my other posts from the same series below:

Niraj Tenany

About Niraj Tenany

Niraj is Chief Executive Officer and a Co-founder of Netwoven, responsible for the strategic vision and direction. Niraj has been working with Fortune 500 companies to implement large-scale enterprise systems for the past 25 years.

Prior to founding Netwoven, Niraj led a profitable Enterprise Applications Consulting Practice at Microsoft. His team implemented large scale deployments of enterprise applications like Siebel, Ariba, and SAP with Fortune 500 customers. Niraj’s team also led the design and implementation of OLAP solutions based on the Microsoft platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, Niraj led a profitable Business Intelligence Consulting practice with Oracle Consulting Services.

Niraj has also worked with startup organizations in senior management positions. Niraj was the Director of Consulting Services at Zaplet, a Kleiner Perkins funded company.

Niraj holds a BS in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, India, an MS in Computer Science from State University of New York (SUNY), and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in North Carolina.

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1 reply on “Microsoft and Salesforce – Part 2”

Hi Niraj,

I am interested in what was demonstrated for #7 – Chatter for SharePoint. Was it a microsoft solution or something provided by salesforce? Can you elaborate?

Regards,

Marc

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