Complete Guide to Salesforce Spring ’18

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Over the past month, Salesforce has started to drip feed us content to get us ready for their Spring ’18 release. Salesforce updates their platform 3 times a year (Spring, Summer, Winter), and whenever this news is officially released, the excitement starts!

Salesforce releases are a fundamental part of why cloud computing is so advantageous, automatic updates that improve performance and functionality without having to undertake a massive project. This post will be your guide to navigate the sometimes murky waters of release content by providing a summary. It will be updated over the next month until the Summer updates drop in early June, enjoy!

Key Dates

LiveRelease Notes

LivePre-Release Org’s

Jan 5th & 6thSandbox Upgrade

Jan 19thAdmin Live Preview

Feb 3rd, 9th & 10thSpring ’18 Release

Release Notes

After perusing the release notes at my leisure throughout the holiday period, I can whole heartedly say that this release is definitely one to get excited about. Some of you might have read my “5 Must See Features” post a couple of weeks ago, if you haven’t, I recommend you start there! Features such as Dupe jobs, custom themes and Salesforce surveys are definitely game changers.

If you are new to Salesforce releases, there are a few ways to get started with the overwhelming amount of features packed into each release. – Interactive Release Notes (A favourite of most admins)

PDF Version (435 page document for the hardcore)

Salesforce YouTube

Quick Links

Salesforce Overall: Improved Productivity with Lightning Experience Personalized Navigation, Themes, and Surveys

Lightning Experience: A Modern and Intelligent User Experience

Salesforce Einstein: Opportunity Scoring, Forecasting, Easier Setup, and Other Enhancements

Sales: New and Improved Einstein Features, LinkedIn Integration for Leads, and Enhanced Productivity Tools

Marketing: Content Sharing, Enhanced SMS and Push Messages, and Other Features

Service: Service Cloud Essentials, Knowledge Article Sharing, and Mass Quick Actions for Cases


One of the main reasons for Admins and Developers to get so excited about each release is the addition of features. New features to play around with, implement and extend your current Salesforce functionality is one of the reasons this ecosystem is so exciting. And unlike Christmas, releases come 3 times a year!

After having a read through the release notes, I like to get other peoples opinions on their favorite features, and the best way to do this is through other community members blogs. This not only gives you a highlight of some others peoples top features, but also an insight into how they intend to use them. Check out some of the community blogs below..

Salesforce Spring ’18 Release is almost here!

Top 10 Lightning Experience Gems of Salesforce Spring’18 Release!

Salesforce Spring ’18 Features – Lightning Sales Cloud, Einstein Sales Cloud &

Top 10 Features for Lightning Development – Spring 18 Release

Spring ’18 Release Highlights

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