Complete Guide to Summer ’19 (Including Key Dates & More!)

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Last week Salesforce started to drip feed us content to get us ready for their Summer ’19 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 upgrade 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 May, enjoy!

Key Dates & Milestones

There are also visible in Salesforce’s handy infographic they released…

5th April – Sandbox preview information released (Read our summary post here).

18th April – Sign up for a Pre-release Org and check out the new features!

22nd April – The release notes are announced. Read about every new feature or change in the Summer ’19 release.

3rd May  – Sandbox preview cut off date (More here)

3rd/4th May – Sandbox preview starts

3rd May – Check out the release preview site. Learn about the top 5 features for each cloud.

3rd May – Complete the release Trailhead badge and learn about the features released.

7th MayRelease overview deck and release feature matric are unleashed.

May 17th/June 7th/June 14th – Summer ’19 is released! Check your date here

Release Notes

As with every release, there is a lot to digest. I would recommend reviewing the release notes for the core areas and product your business uses. YouTube videos, Salesforce content, as well as blog posts, are also fantastic ways to digest some cool features you might have skipped over.

– Interactive Release Notes (A favourite of most admins)

– PDF Version (472 page document for the hardcore)

 Salesforce YouTube

Quick Links

Salesforce Overall: New Tools to Transition to Lightning Experience and Empower Productivity

Lightning Experience: A Modern and Intelligent User Experience

Sales: High Velocity Sales Enhancements, Einstein Activity Metrics, Customizable Product Schedules, and New Einstein Features for CPQ and Pardot

Service: Smarter Bot Routing and Dialog Review, Improved Field Service Dispatching, and Easy Setup for Skills-Based Routing

Communities: Increased Developer Productivity, Mobile Publisher Enhancements, and Record List Improvements

Customization: Einstein Prediction Builder, Einstein Next Best Action, and Flow Enhancements

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