Salesforce.com Outlines Improvements To Force.com

CRM software maker Salesforce.com has announced new enhancements and features to its cloud based platform, Force.com, which allows users to create and run web based applications.

During the company's Dreamforce conference, Salesforce CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff announced that the new enhancements will be rolled out in the first half of 2011 as Force.com2.

The enhancements include a software programming tool designed by Heroku, a company which Salesforce is to acquire for $212 million according to IT Pro. This will allow developers to use the Ruby programming language in order to develop apps on Force.com.

Salesforce has also partnered with virtualisation software maker VMware to develop VMForce, a tool which will allow developers to create applications on Force.com using Java.

Force.com will additionally receive further reinforcement in the form of RemedyForce, a desktop IT support client jointly developed by Salesforce and BMC software, offering customers a chance to reduce IT support costs.