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Important Dates, Favourite Features and What You Need to Know for Summer ‘20 Release

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We all are aware of what a crazy time we’re going through at the moment. While events have been cancelled, others have been postponed or changed to virtual. 

It’s important to note that some release dates and scheduled plans have been pushed back. You may have heard that Salesforce’s Summer ‘20 release had been delayed. While originally planned to be completely rolled out by now, it has not been pushed back too far. 

Here are all the important dates you should note for Summer ‘20 release: 

  • April 23 - Early access to the release (by signing up for a Pre-Release org)
  • May 4 - Release Notes available
  • May 29-30 - Sandbox preview (May 29 - Make sure to refresh your Sandbox)
  • Early June (Date TBC) - Release Readiness LIVE (we’ll update this when a date is confirmed)
  • June 12th - First Release window
  • July 10th - Second Release window
  • July 17&18th - Third Release window

Next up - Here are our 5 favourite features from Summer ‘20

1 - Break Up Your Record Details with Dynamic Forms (Release notes here)

2 - Know When Customers Are Not Interested with New Email Insight (Release notes here)

[Lightning Experience in Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions.]

With this new feature, you can now know when a lead is not interested before even opening the email. See relevant sales context for emails linked to salesforce records with Einstein Email Insights.

3 - Split View for Standard Navigation (Release notes here)

[Lightning Experience in Group, Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.]

You can now view a list view and a record side by side with the new split view feature. This feature is great for users who find themselves working through multiple records in a list. 

4 - Optimize Column Sizes on Quote Line Editor (Release notes here)

[Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in all Salesforce CPQ editions.]

Now your sales reps can optimise the layout of the Quote Line Editor to their preferences. Editor now has auto-saving functionality, reset abilities and minimum column width. Resize column widths to reduce horizontal scrolling to a minimum and maximise space so sales reps can work more efficiently. 

5 - Generate Sitemaps for Your Community Pages (Release notes here)

[Salesforce CMS and Lightning communities accessed through Lightning Experience in Enterprise, Essentials, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.]

Outside of the automatic sitemap generation, you can now generate SEO sitemap for your Community. This feature allows you to manually update your SEO site map every 24 hours. 

Bonus tip: Review Important Org Changes with Release Updates (Beta) (Release notes here)

[Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce app in all editions, except]

An improved user interface which allows you to understand and act on any updates that affect your Org. Updates and alerts in one single page that is easy to use. 

Some of our tips on how to prepare for the latest release: 

  • Read the release notes, if it’s too much, make sure to read our highlights!
  • Filter the release notes.
  • See if there’s a local meetup community group! The Dublin Admin group have an upcoming meetup (virtual on this occasion of course) to discuss Summer ‘20 release. 
  • Do the trailhead readiness module & subscribe to Release Readiness email series.

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