Resources

A list of resources that may be useful for you to learn more about Salesforce. 

Online Learning

Trailhead

Trailhead is a must! even if you do just the admin modules, and leave the Dev modules for later, you will learn a heap about how Salesforce works. They have just updated it with two new modules and new quizzes. And if you like gamification of your learning, you will love it. https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead

Note: Log in with your personal developer org? Don't have one? Get one now https://developer.salesforce.com/signup?d=70130000000td6N. This should be in your personal name and linked to your personal email address, and not linked to who you work for at the moment. This login will be with you through the course of your career with Salesforce. Use it for the Success Community http://success.salesforce.com, exams and certification, and even Dreamforce registration. Use it whenever you are dealing with your learning for yourself. 

See Mat Lacey's recent post on the new features http://www.laceysnr.com/2015/02/following-developer-trail-new-trailhead.html

Learn Complete Salesforce 

This is a Udemy Course https://www.udemy.com/salesforce-training/ They always have specials, I got access to the course for US$10. It seems to be quite comprehensive, and the presenter's accent will mean you need to listen closely to the videos, which is good, as you will learn something. See a YouTube video sample here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJboB6H7Ado

Blogs

There are so many new blogs out there at the moment dedicated to helping learn Salesforce from scratch. They are quite good. 

Plus this site! 

Key People

Social Media

Books

Rakesh Gupta Salesforce Customisation Handbook https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/salesforcecom-customization-handbook I love this book! So detailed and full of very useful information. Highly recommended. 

Ebooks https://plus.google.com/115951122499934037629/posts

Success community e-book on visual flows cominghttps://plus.google.com/communities/112913878984525867679 up. Search Jen Nelson on Success. 

 

 

Social

Success http://success.salesforce.com 

Google + https://plus.google.com/communities/112913878984525867679

#Askforce on Twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/askforce

Stack Exchange http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/ a bit more developer related, but try it.