Thursday, April 17, 2008

Summer '08

Wow! Lots of good stuff coming in the next release - Your Ideas in Summer '08.

These are the ones that I'm looking forward to the most:

  • Filter on Lookup - This should save a lot of people from having to write custom S-Controls to do the filtering.
  • In-line Editing for Views - This should solve a lot of requests for 'Excel-like' editing functionality. (I wonder if this will allow users to edit Related List values as well.)
  • Cross-Object Formula Fields - It will be great to be able to pull some data down from parent objects. (I wonder if this feature will work with Validation Rules as well.)
  • Many to Many Relationships - Custom Report Types solve this problem (see my post here) but it would be really cool if creating Many to Many relationships became even easier to do.
  • Asynchronous Apex - This should add a lot of flexibility, especially in conjunction with making web service callouts from Apex.

Some other solid new features:

1 comment:

Jesse Lorenz said...

Scheduled Data Export is pretty rad too.