It might still be Winter for a lot of us, but the Salesforce Spring ’22 release is right around the corner.
There are many agenda items you need to prepare for with each release, but at this stage, there are only a couple of things you need to know: how to prepare your sandbox, and when your instance gets upgraded.
Salesforce Spring ’22 Release Date
The first thing you should be aware of is when your production instance will be upgraded to the Salesforce Spring ’22 release. It’s important that you test all your main use cases in your Org before this date to ensure that everything continues to work. Although Salesforce releases rarely have any major bugs, it’s important that these checks are carried out.
The Release Date for Spring ’22 will depend on your instance of Salesforce, but the main release weekends are on…
- January 15th 2022
- February 5th 2022
- February 12th 2022
If you already know the instance your production Org is located on, you can head over to Salesforce Trust and click on your instance name and hit “Maintenance”. This will show you the date of the Salesforce Spring ’22 release hitting your Org.
If you don’t know your instance, the quickest way is to head to company information within Setup in your Salesforce.
Spring ’22 Sandbox Preview Information
The second thing you should be aware of is how and when your Sandbox is going to be upgraded. This is extremely important as this is the first opportunity you will get to test your system on the new release. You can sign up for a pre-release Org, but these, of course, will not have any of your configurations.
Salesforce has two release windows for Sandboxes, which depends on whether your sandbox is a “Preview” instance or “Non-Preview Instance”. Stay tuned for more information on Sandbox Preview, but it looks like most Sandboxes will be upgraded on the 7th January 2022.
You can find more details from Salesforce here.
Spring ’22 Pre-Release Org
As mentioned above, Pre-release Org’s are a great way to get familiar with the new release before it hits your Sandbox’s.
Spring ’22 Release Notes
Although the dates mentioned are some of the most important of the Salesforce release cycle, the most anticipated date is for the Salesforce Release Notes. This is the first glimpse of the features and upgrades that are being applied across the Salesforce suite of products. Release Notes are available over at Salesforce Help.
Check out the official Salesforce announcement for Spring ’22, right here.