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Learn MOAR in Winter ’22 with Release Highlights for Admins ?️


Join us and discover the new Winter ’22 Release features for admins and developers. We know each release brings with it lots of amazing new functionality and there can be a lot to digest. With Learn MOAR, we’re packaging the release and bringing it to you in an easy-to-digest format with blogs, videos, and more.

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Get started with Winter ’22

It’s easy to get started!

  • Dive into Trailhead trailmixes with the key release highlights for admins or developers — or both!
  • Follow along each day as we publish blogs highlighting all the great, new features on both the Salesforce Admin and Salesforce Developer blogs.
  • Register for the Release Readiness Live broadcasts to hear about new features from product experts on September 10 and see highlights in action.

Follow and complete a Learn MOAR Winter ’22 trailmix for admins or developers by October 31 to earn a special community badge and enter for a chance to win one of five $200 USD Salesforce Certification vouchers. Restrictions apply. Learn how to participate and review the Official Rules by visiting the Trailhead Quests page.

Jennifer’s admin goodie grab bag for Winter ’22!

I’m super excited to share my Winter ’22 highlights for admins here with you in my new home.

Once you’ve read the summaries, I highly encourage you to take these new features for a spin in your Winter ’22 sandbox prior to the Winter ’22 upgrade in your Production org. Or, you can get hands-on in a Winter ’22 pre-release org here. Check the Maintenance Calendar for exactly when your Salesforce org will get the Winter ’22 features. Scroll through the list and check your Salesforce instance (NA__, EMEA__) against the release dates listed in the calendar.

Productivity enhancements

Consider Flow Orchestrator as the flow of flows (beta)

If you have complex business processes that require coordination between multiple users with multiple steps, Flow Orchestrator is here for the win! Flow Orchestrator, which is in beta, supercharges productivity, combining multi-step, multi-user workflows to facilitate tasks and approvals faster, and increases productivity with intelligent decisioning, notifications, and work queues.

Consider Flow Orchestrator as the flow of flows. It brings the multi-user interaction and multiple-step processes together in one automated solution. This feature is definitely a tool to keep your eye on. I know I definitely am. ?

Flow Orchestrator demo.

For more details on Flow Orchestrator, watch the Einstein Automate: Flow & Bots Release Readiness on September 15. Also, check out the Automate Apps Fast for #AwesomeAdmins episode at Dreamforce.

Create In-App Guidance for Setup

How about In-App Guidance to help admins and devs in Setup? This is now a thing in Winter ’22 on supported Setup pages! Create custom prompts and walkthroughs to highlight new features and show your admins and developers how to configure apps and features. If an admin attempts to create an in-app guidance on an unsupported page, a warning icon is shown to notify the admin that this action is not allowed.

The warning message for unsupported Setup pages.

Get Performance Analysis for App Builder recommendations automatically

The Performance Analysis for App Builder automatically runs when you build a Lightning record page. If your page performance is poor or moderate, recommendations to improve performance will appear with a warning icon next to the Analyze button. It’s important for admins to watch out for performance issues and address them — no user wants a page that takes a long time to load!

You can also let org-specific metrics recommendations guide improvement to your Lightning page performance. Various factors can affect your Lightning page’s performance at runtime. Performance Analysis for App Builder gives you recommendations to improve your page performance using your org’s specific data. It analyzes the data from the last 90 days of use and displays it in your Org-Specific Metrics card results.

To access the org-specific metrics, click Analyze from the Lightning App Builder toolbar. The Org-Specific Metrics section shows data from the org that you’re in. Note that if you run the user metrics in a sandbox, these metrics will be different when viewed in Production. If the Lightning page that you’re analyzing isn’t activated, the metrics shown reflect all users in the org. After the page is activated, the metrics are filtered to reflect only the users that the page is assigned to.

Accessing the org-specific performance analysis in Performance Analysis for App Builder.

Security enhancements

Prepare for multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a requirement starting February 1, 2022

As a reminder, starting February 1 of next year, all users accessing Salesforce via the UI will be required to use either Salesforce’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) or your single sign-on provider’s MFA service. MFA is when a user must provide two or more pieces of evidence to verify their identity to gain access to an app or digital resource. The first piece is something they know, like their username/password. The second piece is a verification method they have access to, like the Salesforce Authenticator app or a physical security key. To learn more, type “MFA” in the Quick Find Setup and select the Multi-Factor Authentication Assistant.

View details of permission set licenses

When viewing permission set licenses from the Company Information Setup page, you can now access the license detail page. Here, you can view the overall license usage as well as which user, object, and custom permissions are available for the license.

The permission set license detail page

Add permission set license assignments faster

From the permission set license details page, you have the ability to manage users. From this new interface, you can manage multiple users for a specific permission set license at once, saving many clicks. Previously, you could only add users individually from the user’s detail page.

Bulk assignment of users to a permission set license.

Release Updates

Deploy a My Domain

To use the latest features and comply with browser requirements, all Salesforce orgs must have a My Domain. This is being enforced in Winter ’22. With My Domain, you can include your company name in your URLs, for example, Deploy one or we will assign one for you based on your org ID, which means we will name the domain using the Organization Name (see screenshot below) on the Company Information page in Setup.

You also have the ability to use a different My Domain name as well. Since My Domain affects all application URLs, we recommend that you test and deploy a My Domain before this update is enforced. If your org has any hard-coded URLs (which is a bad practice, BTW), you’ll need to update them or else they will break once you implement My Domain! A nice thing about My Domain is that it also removes the instance name from your Salesforce URL, which eliminates user login disruption if your org moves to another Salesforce instance. Read the Help article Set Up My Domain for more information.

Company Information page in Setup with an arrow pointing to Organization Name


Don’t forget to watch the Winter ’22 Admin Preview on September 10 during Release Readiness Live to see demos of a subset of these new, exciting features. Also, be sure to check out the Learn MOAR Winter ’22 for Admins Trailmix and follow along on the blog this week for more Learn MOAR!

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