Salesforce Spring ’24 Release Date + Preview Information

By Ben McCarthy

The peak of excitement in the Salesforce ecosystem is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the Salesforce Spring ‘24 release, which will be here right at the turn of the new year.

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: 1) how to prepare your sandbox, and 2) when your instance will get upgraded.

Salesforce Spring ’24 Release Date

The first thing you should be aware of is when your production instance will be upgraded to the Salesforce Spring ’24 release. It’s important that you test all the main use cases in your org before this date to ensure that everything continues to work. Although Salesforce releases rarely have any major bugs, these checks should still be carried out.

The release date for Spring ’24 will depend on your instance of Salesforce, but the main release weekends are on:

  • January 12, 2024
  • February 2, 2024
  • February 9, 2024

If you already know the instance your production org is located on, you can head over to Salesforce Trust, click on your instance name, and hit “Maintenance”. This will show you the date of the Salesforce Spring ’24 release hitting your org.

If you don’t know your instance, the quickest way to find out is to head to “Company Information” within “Setup” in your Salesforce. If you want to know more about Salesforce instances, check out our comprehensive post about how to find yours.

READ MORE: Which Salesforce Instance Am I On?

Spring ’24 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 a “Non-Preview” instance. Stay tuned for more information on Sandbox previews, but it looks like most sandboxes will be upgraded on January 6, 2024.

Check out Tim’s latest ’treasure hunt’ to see what Spring ’24 has in store for us.

Spring ’24 Pre-Release Org

As mentioned above, pre-release orgs are a great way to get familiar with the new release before it hits your sandboxes.

The sign-ups for the Spring ’24 pre-release org are now available.

Spring ’24 Release Notes

Although the dates mentioned above are some of the most important of the Salesforce release cycle, the most anticipated date is for the official “Salesforce Release Notes”. This is the first glimpse of the features and upgrades that are being applied across the Salesforce suite of products. The release notes can be accessed here.

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Source: Salesforce

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The Author

Ben McCarthy

Ben is the Founder of Salesforce Ben. He also works as a Non-Exec Director & Advisor for various companies within the Salesforce Ecosystem.

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