Shift’s experts are at it again, testing and trying Salesforce’s latest release. Here are their thoughts on Winter 15:
New Cool Stuff For Administrators: Chatter Unlisted Group & Control over Task Assignment Notifications
Chatter Unlisted Group
Salesforce’s Take: This release introduces a new chatter group that gives users a more private option while collaborating in chatter. Chatter Unlisted Groups offer more privacy than private groups because membership is by invitation only. Non-members can’t ask to join. Only members and users with the Manage Unlisted Groups permission can find and access an unlisted group.
To enable Unlisted Groups for your organization go to Chatter > Settings
My Thoughts: Very useful feature for organizations that want to collaborate on the cloud but also maintain privacy at the top of their priorities. Chatter Unlisted Groups don’t display in list views, feeds or search results for non-members making these groups completely anonymous for other users who don’t need to be involved in private projects.
Control over Task Assignment Notifications
Salesforce’s Take: Administrators can enable a setting that allows individual users to control task assignment notification emails. When this setting is enabled, users can go to My Settings > Reminders & Alerts to modify the “Email me when someone assigns me a task” checkbox. Disabling this checkbox turns off all task assignment email notifications.
My Thoughts: In case users complain about receiving too many email notifications, they will absolutely love this new feature. This setting allows individual users turn notification emails on or off for all task assignments globally.
About the Author:
Alvaro joined Shift CRM as a Senior Business Analyst and is a certified Salesforce.com Advanced Administrator, Consultant and Developer. His combination of 7 years’ experience in Enterprise Software sales and marketing has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of technologies and business processes. His passion is to help organizations increase their productivity through the application of software-enabled solutions while contributing to long-term customer success.