This article will quickly guide you through creating your own free Salesforce Developer account.
About free Developer accounts:
- They only expire if you leave them dormant for 6-12 months.
- They're generally fully functional Enterprise accounts.
- Supports both modes: Classic and Lightning.
- Includes access to the Service Console and Sales Console, in addition to the usual Salesforce applications.
- Supports two users, so you can test with more than one login at a time, if needed.
- You can use them to test and display 8x8 phone integrations for Virtual Office, VCC, and ContactNow.
To get your free Salesforce account:
- Navigate to to the following link (pops a new tab):
- On your signup page, fill in all the blanks with any info you like, except for:
- Email: This must be your real email address. You'll receive all password resets and other info here.
- Username: This is your login ID. It should be a fake email address so it doesn't clash with other Salesforce IDs you may already use.
- Check for your verification email from Salesforce. Click Verify Account to launch a new browser tab.
5 Enter a new password to use with the account, choose a security question and answer, and click Change Password.
- You'll be logged in to Salesforce Lightning mode. You can work from there if you like, or click on the far top-right icon and select Switch to Salesforce Classic to view Classic mode at any time.
KnowledgeBase articles of interest:
- Virtual Office for Salesforce Integration: v 2.x Full Installation
- Virtual Office for Salesforce Integration: Customize Call Logs (in Classic mode)
- Virtual Office for Salesforce Integration: Configure the Call Recording URL Field (in Classic mode)
- Virtual Office for Salesforce Integration: Customize Call Logs in Lightning
- Virtual Office for Salesforce Integration: Configure the Call Recording URL Field in Lightning