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Admin Release Countdown: Get Ready for Spring ‘21

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It’s time to mark your calendars for the next Salesforce Release, Spring ’21!

Here are the most important dates you’ll want to mark in your calendar:

December 10: Get early access to the release by signing up for a Pre-Release org

Admins can sign up for a Developer Edition environment, chock-full of all the Spring ’21 features to explore to your heart’s content. Developer environments are stand-alone environments where you can learn, build, and get comfortable with features and functionality.

December 21: Review the Release Notes

Search the products you use for release updates in the Release Notes section of Salesforce Help. The notes will go live December 21, 2020, and we will share the link here. Make sure to check out the “You Asked for It” section, which lists all of the IdeaExchange ideas included in the release. First time reading the release notes? Here are some great tips.

Get help from the community! With each release, there are a number of blogs by community members that break it down. Check out the Release Readiness Trailblazer Community Group where you can continue to get updates, share your favorite features, and ask questions about the upcoming release.

January 8-9: Be sure to refresh your Sandbox

January 8-9 is the refresh deadline to get early access to all the Spring ’21 features in one of your sandboxes. Once you’ve explored the Free Developer environment and reviewed the release notes for features that are important to you, it’s time to try out features related to your customizations in your sandbox. This is a great time to evaluate how specific features may be useful or impact the way your organization uses Salesforce. Check out this article for instructions on exactly how and when to refresh your sandbox.
(This blog has been updated with the Spring release instructions since it was posted on December 11).

January 25: Learn MOAR about Spring ’21 features

Check out the #LearnMOAR page for new trailmixes for admins and developers that feature highlights of the Spring ’21 release.

January 29: Join us live for the Awesome Admin Release Preview

Join Admin Evangelists and an expert panel for a 1-hour deep dive into the release and what features Admins can’t miss. This preview is a great opportunity to hear an overview from Admin experts and may help you determine which features in the Release Readiness Live broadcast to focus on. There are a lot of features delivered with each release, so we go through all of it and provide a summary of the features most impactful to Admins.

February 1-5: Watch Release Readiness LIVE by cloud

Hear from Product Managers across the company and across the clouds as they share the latest features and demos of their products. This is a multi-day, live video streaming event that is available on-demand after the event.

January 15, February 5, & February 12 : Spring ‘21 Arrives!

Check the Maintenance Calendar for exactly when your Salesforce will get the Spring ’21 features. Scroll through the list and check your Salesforce instance (NA__, EMEA__) against the release dates listed in the calendar. Once the release window has passed for your environment, you will have access to the newest features in your production environment!

February: Global Release Overviews!

Join our teams around the world as they demo key new features and share key resources to help you learn about Spring ’21. http://bit.ly/Spring21Webinars

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