Learn MOAR with Summer ’20 Release Updates Setup Page

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Every Salesforce Release holds major, important updates for not only Salesforce Admins but also your whole org. Understanding what will change, how it will impact your org, and how you will manage those changes is the first step on this journey. The Release Updates page allows you to easily gather all you need to prepare your org for any significant Salesforce updates, whether it’s a major release, patch release, or urgent bug fix rollout.

This is new functionality that will make it even easier to create a routine around assessing impact and prioritizing feature implementation with the new Release Updates page. While some changes are automatically done for you, others are more manual and need your attention and prioritization to ensure a smooth update. New in Summer ’20, the Release Updates page in Setup is your first place to go to learn about critical updates that will impact your org.

Ready to learn the major benefits? Let’s dive in.

  1. Updates are color coded on the main page to help you prioritize and stay focused on updates that have pending actions. The tabs at the top of the page also help you to organize your items.
    1. “Overdue” items are in red.
    2. “Due Soon” items are in yellow.
    3. Items for which you have reviewed and completed all actions are in green and moved to “Steps Completed”.
  2. Plan your schedule to review and react to the update by following the “Complete by” date. Make sure to finish your testing before the date and before the test option expires.
  3. Some updates may involve disruptive change, and test run is usually supported in those cases. You can easily identify them from the “Test Run Supported” tag.
  4. Understand when the change will be automatically enforced for your org. Remember that the schedule may vary depending on which instance your org is on. Pro Tip: https://status.salesforce.com is available for you to check the specific date of release for your instance.
  5. The category tag helps you identify what area is relevant to the update and who you may need to work with to implement this change.

When you drill down into a specific Release Update, there are three main sections: “What’s changing?”, “Who is affected?” and “How does this impact my org?” You will be guided through what you need to do by recommendations broken down into step-by-step actions. Some updates will have an “Enable Test Run” button for you to temporarily activate that functionality to test for any conflicts in your Sandbox or Production org.

The new Release Updates page in Setup will help save you time by clearly identifying items that need immediate attention and giving you the step-by-step process to enable these updates.

Check out the video overview too!

Resources

  • Help doc: Release Update
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