Mike Gerholdt

Mike is the Director, Admin Evangelism and former host of the Salesforce Admins Podcast. Mike is a Certified Admin, Adv. Admin, and Sales Cloud Consultant. Mike speaks regularly to standing room only crowds about Admin best practices.

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Get Started in the Salesforce Ecosystem as a Salesforce Admin

Welcome to Salesforce! So your company is using Salesforce and you have been identified as the Salesforce Admin. Hopefully, you are ready to dive into the vast Salesforce Ecosystem. But, maybe you don’t know where to start, or what’s available to you. No problem— we on the Admin Relations team are here to help you! […]


New Year, New You!

With the new year comes a new set of ambitious goals. Many of us will use the flip of a calendar to signify a fresh start, new beginning, or a clean slate. But speaking for myself, I often lose track of those ambitious goals or wait to use the following month as the next starting […]


Be Lightning Ready by the Winter ’20 Release!

If there’s ever been a time to get serious about Lightning, it’s NOW. Starting in October 2019 with the Winter ’20 release, Salesforce will turn on Lightning Experience for all orgs on a rolling basis. When it’s turned on, standard profile users and custom profile users with the Lightning Experience User permission enabled will see […]


A Salesforce Admin’s Pre-Holiday Checklist

It’s getting to the end of the calendar year, and the holiday season here in the US gets into full swing this week. Which means that many of your Salesforce users will be taking time off for various celebrations. As a Salesforce Admin this can be a good thing. We can get caught up on […]


Top 5 Admin Sessions at Dreamforce ’18: Admin Careers

The best part about the Admin Track at Dreamforce? It’s for Admins, by Admins. And this year’s track was no exception. With a record-breaking 127 sessions, the #AwesomeAdmin Ohana had chances to learn, connect, have fun, and give back—all while attending theater or breakout sessions! And now, no matter where you are in the world, […]


Leverage Agenda Builder for a Successful Dreamforce ’18

I’ll be honest, for the last big event I attended, I went into it with very little planning ahead. I was super busy at work with some upcoming deadlines and I just kept telling myself “Oh, the good sessions will stand out” and, “I’ll have plenty of time to scroll through the agenda and find […]


Admin Release Countdown: Get Ready for Winter ’19

It’s time to mark your calendars for the next Salesforce Release, Winter ’19! Here are the most important dates: August 16: Get early access to the release by signing up for a Pre-Release org Admins can sign up for a Developer Edition environment chock full of all the Winter ’19 features to explore to your […]


How We Picked Admin Track for Dreamforce 2018

The Salesforce Admin community delivered again! On June 15, 2018, we asked you to submit your best ideas for Dreamforce Admin Track presentations. And then we waited… But not for long! Within the first 48 hours, we couldn’t refresh the dashboard fast enough to keep up with your submissions. It was so fun to see […]