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!
Live – Release Notes
Live – Pre-Release Org’s
Jan 5th & 6th – Sandbox Upgrade
Jan 19th – Admin Live Preview
Feb 3rd, 9th & 10th – Spring ’18 Release
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)
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..